Feature Stories Archive

Scripps College Announces Four Endowed Chairs for 2015

In June, the Scripps College Board of Trustees appointed four faculty members to endowed chair positions. Faculty in named chairs are expected to provide leadership in their designated field by organizing and participating in campus events related to their area of expertise, maintaining high-quality teaching, and demonstrating a willingness to participate in campus governance.

Added: August 26, 2015

An Ambitious Advocate: Scripps Student Brings Mental Health Resources to a Community in Need

This spring, Meril Tomy ’17 was one of 14 students to receive a Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship, a $10,000 grant to design and implement a public service project over one year. Since then, Tomy has spent her summer establishing the foundation for her project, which will promote awareness about mental health, improve access to information and resources, and aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness in her hometown of Orange, California.

Added: August 17, 2015

Oceans of Opportunity

As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow, this summer Rachel Kahn ’17 is drawing from her varied scientific interests and knowledge as she undertakes a unique research opportunity.The topic of her research? Kahn is currently modeling the body temperature of a common species of barnacle, Balanus glandula, found on the West Coast of North America. The model will be used to predict the temperatures of other ocean organisms as weather and climate conditions vary. This data will help scientists understand how climate change is affecting marine ecosystems.

Added: August 10, 2015

Beyond Shakespeare: Conservation Internship Leads to Professional Mentorship

While most students leave Scripps during the summer months, a few remain, lured by the appeal of a paid summer internship. One of these students is Madeline Helland ’18, who is working as a Wilson Conservation Intern this summer. The Wilson Internship is one of many paid internships offered through the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, and this summer marks the twenty-third consecutive year that paid summer internships have been available to students. “This has been an amazing internship, so if you’re remotely interested in working in the arts it is definitely worthwhile," says Helland.

Added: July 30, 2015

Scripps Athenas Earn Honors and Hall of Fame

Scripps Athenas earned several prestigious 2015 honors for breaking records and making great contributions to CMS athletics. Former NCAA Division III All-America in women’s swimming Brett Eppich Beal ’82 was inducted into CMS athletics hall of fame. Three Scripps Athenas earned All-Academic honors as individuals in track and field and cross country for the 2014-2015 season

Added: July 28, 2015

Increasing in Numbers

For Scripps alumna Johanna Hennig ’09, graduating with a BA in mathematics was not enough. This spring she earned her PhD in math at the University of California, San Diego. And she is not alone in her pursuits.

Added: July 23, 2015

109-Foot Mural Lands at San Francisco Airport

Amy Ellingson ’86 recently unveiled a 10-by-109-foot mural for San Francisco International Airport. Untitled (Large Variation), located in Terminal 3, is the largest public art commission in the airport’s collection.

Added: July 22, 2015

Campus Activism Propels Scripps College Alumna’s Journalistic Career

For Eliana Rudee ’14, an insatiable drive to inspire change motivates her each day. “In my classes, I learned about global issues that I care about deeply, and I invested my time in helping improve some of the problems I saw,” she says.

Added: July 16, 2015

Scripps College Announces Departure of President Lori Bettison-Varga

CLAREMONT, Calif. (July 8, 2015) — Inspiring leader credited with advancing Scripps’ academic excellence, fiscal strength, and institutional reputation will join the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Lori Bettison-Varga, president of Scripps College since 2009, will leave her post this fall, Scripps College announced today. Bettison-Varga has been named President and Director of […]

Added: July 8, 2015

Weathering the Drought

For the past two decades, Scripps College has adopted a broad range of sustainability initiatives as part of its charge to protect and preserve the environment. Scripps’ commitment to water conservation and sustainability includes implementation of landscaping projects and an upgraded irrigation system. While these actions will result in some changes to the appearance of Scripps’ grounds, the College is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the campus.

Added: July 1, 2015