Feature Stories Archive

Scripps Live Arts—Bringing Diversity in Music to The Claremont Colleges

When Nina Posner ’17 discovered Scripps Live Arts (SLA) during her first year, it was a revelation. “I couldn’t believe booking bands and making shows happen for other people was a real thing we were allowed and encouraged to do in college,” she remembers.

Added: October 22, 2015

Showcasing Student Research

On October 9, 29 Scripps students gathered in the Hampton Room at Malott Commons to present data and analyses of their original research projects to faculty and peers at Scripps’ third annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. This daylong event included presentations by recipients of the Environmental Analysis, Esterly, Hsu Fund, Johnson, LASPA Action, and Mellon grants. Taken together, the students’ research was conducted in more than seven languages and across nine countries, in fields ranging from philosophy, to chemistry, to feminist theory, to sustainable development.

Added: October 19, 2015

Scripps College Visits China

When Scripps Interim President Amy Marcus-Newhall stepped up to the microphone at Hunan Women’s University (HWU) in Hunan, China, and spoke her first words, “Dà jiā hăo” (“Hello everyone”), she was met with roaring applause from more than 5,200 students. Marcus-Newhall was speaking at HWU as part of a Scripps delegation that traveled to the […]

Added: October 19, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Kasper Kovitz, Assistant Professor of Art

Originally from Vienna, Kasper Kovitz joins Scripps College as an Assistant Professor of Art after teaching for several years in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Kovitz is also an artist, and in his work he employs non-traditional materials—substances such as blueberry jam, dirt, and tree sap—to explore the concepts of borders, violence, and identity. His work has been included in exhibitions in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, and ARCO Madrid.

Added: October 14, 2015

Traversing the Tech World with Scripps College’s Career Planning & Resources (CP&R)

Three days, nine companies, 12 Scripps students, and one incredible experience: From August 5 to 7, Scripps College’s Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) team hosted its first-ever career exploration and networking trip to San Francisco to meet with companies and alumnae in the technology industry. Called the Bay Area Tech Trek, the trip connected current students with Scripps alumnae who work at innovative tech firms Anaplan, Eventbrite, Facebook, Medallia, NextDoor, Pinterest, Spongecell, Twilio, and Uber. Visiting three companies each day, the students explored what careers in technology might look like, gained advice from professionals in the industry, and networked with successful Scripps graduates.

Added: October 12, 2015

Martha Bierut ’15 Selected for a Prestigious Princeton in Africa Fellowship

By Maria Newman ’16 Martha Bierut ’15 stood out as an undergrad and was awarded for it. She was one of only 51 fellows selected for a prestigious Princeton in Africa Fellowship (PiAf) during her senior year at Scripps. PiAf received nearly 450 applications nationwide during the 2014–15 academic year and offered placements to the […]

Added: October 12, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Vanessa Tyson, Assistant Professor of Politics

This fall Vanessa Tyson joined Scripps College as an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her forthcoming book, Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the U.S. House, explores structural inequality in the U.S. and how members of Congress have formed multiracial coalitions as a strategy to provide for […]

Added: October 8, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Rory Spence, Assistant Professor of Biology

Rory Spence joined Scripps College this fall as an assistant professor of biology, teaching in the neuroscience program and in the W.M. Keck Science Department. His research focuses on the brain’s ability to repair itself after injury or disease. The Office of Marketing and Communications recently interviewed him as part of our ongoing New Faculty […]

Added: October 1, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Michelle Decker, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Decker joined the College this fall as assistant professor of English with a specialization in global Anglophone literatures. Her current book project, African Genres: Literature, Geography, and Poetics in the Long East Coast, examines the intersections of aesthetics, politics, and culture through the effects of imperialism in eastern Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Added: September 23, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Kevin Williamson, Assistant Professor of Dance

Kevin Williamson, assistant professor of dance and Los Angeles–based movement artist, joins the College this fall. His choreography, touted by one reviewer as being “crafty and taut” and “moody and intense,” is centered on using the body to explore ideas about our evolving identities. The Office of Marketing and Communication caught up with Professor Williamson as he was settling in after the rush of back-to-school activities.

Added: September 17, 2015