Feature Stories Archive

Highlights from the Inaugural Winter Season of Scripps Presents

Winter 2016 highlights from Scripps Presents, a series of conversations, presentations, and performances featuring cultural icons and emerging changemakers at Scripps College.

Added: March 21, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Susan Rankaitis, Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art

Susan Rankaitis holds the Fletcher Jones Chair of Studio Art at Scripps College. An artist herself, her works are most often defined as experimental photography or combined media. She has been included in over 100 museum exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has been the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Flintridge Foundation Award in the Visual Arts and fellowships from the Avery, Borchard, Djerassi, Mellon and Graves Foundations. Rankaitis has been involved in collaborative projects with neuroscientist David Somers, dancer/choreographer John Pennington, biologist Robert Sinsheimer, poet Amy M. Wai Man and writer Paul Monette.

Added: March 9, 2016


Scripps Presents: Spring Conversations Series Features Danielle Dutton, Roxane Gay, Claudia Rankine

Scripps Presents: Conversations kicks off its spring season on Thursday, March 29, with a conversation between novelist Danielle Dutton and Los Angeles–based writer Amina Cain about women in publishing. The season, which runs through April, also brings essayist and novelist Roxane Gay and poet Claudia Rankine to the Scripps College campus.

Added: March 3, 2016


The Scripps Experience: Residence Halls, Building a Student Community

– CLAREMONT, California – March 1, 2016   Ranked #80 on Forbes’ Top Colleges 2015 list, and #14 on its list of Top 25 Western Colleges, Scripps is well known and well regarded for its academics. But a quick step onto campus and visitors can see why it is also featured in The Princeton Review’s […]

Added: March 1, 2016


The Scripps Experience: Media Players, Preparing Students for Hollywood and Beyond

This may come as a surprise to students interested in working in entertainment: You do not have to graduate from film school in order to pursue a career in the movie and television industry. Just ask the Scripps alumnae who are showing their work at major film festivals or producing award-winning television shows—alumnae like Maril Davis ’74, executive producer for the Starz television series Outlander, recently nominated for several Golden Globes. She credits her time at Scripps as instrumental to her professional success, commenting, “I think a well-rounded, liberal arts education is a good preparation for any career.”

Added: February 24, 2016


Commencement 2016: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright To Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver the College’s 2016 Commencement address on May 14. “We proudly welcome Dr. Albright to Scripps College, and eagerly anticipate a glimpse of the person ‘behind the position’ that so many of us admire for her history-making role as America’s first female Secretary of State,” Amy Marcus-Newhall, interim president of Scripps College, said.

Added: February 22, 2016


Scripps Presents: Nancy Pelosi to Students “There’s a Special Place in Heaven for People Who Vote”

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her trademark humor and pointed yet graceful conversational style while discussing a range of political and personal topics at a Scripps Presents: Conversations noontime event on February 18. More than 500 students and community members attended, erupting in appreciative laughter, particularly at her closing pronouncement that she believes “there’s a special place in heaven for people who vote.”

Added: February 19, 2016


Spotlight on Alumnae: Electra Chong ’15 and Rona Chong ’15, Programmed for Success

Twins and newly minted Scripps College graduates Electra Chong ’15 and Rona Chong ’15 recently joined the inaugural class of the Holberton School, a two-year software engineering certificate program that accepts only 32 students per year.

Added: February 16, 2016


The Scripps Experience: The Motley Coffeehouse, Serving Up Scripps Spirit One Cup at a Time

– CLAREMONT, California – February 11, 2016 Walking into the Motley Coffeehouse from Seal Court is like stepping into the heart of Scripps. Bustling on any day of the week, the Motley is full of students busily typing away on their laptops, reading, and socializing. The whirring of an espresso machine and the sound of […]

Added: February 11, 2016


Spotlight on Students: Tali Caspi ’18 Is Making Music with the 5C Band Details

Though only a sophomore, Tali Caspi ’18 has quickly become a figure in The Claremont Colleges’ music scene as the double bassist, singer, and a contributing songwriter in the 5C student band Details.

Added: February 9, 2016