Feature Stories Archive

Class of 2016: Seniors of Scripps: As They Prepare to Graduate, Students Reflect on Their Scripps Experience

We continue to celebrate the Class of 2016 as they spend their last week as Scripps students. Meet just a few of our seniors and find out what they’ve learned, what they’ll miss, and what they will take with them after graduation.

Added: May 10, 2016


Class of 2016: Scripps Seniors At-a-Glance

This week, in anticipation of commencement, we are celebrating the Class of 2016. Here is an at-a-glance look at our graduating seniors—including what they’ve studied, where they’ve been, and what they’ve eaten over the past four years!

Added: May 9, 2016


Laspa Center for Leadership: We Act Action and Research Grants Recipients Announced for 2016

– CLAREMONT, California – May 4, 2016 The Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College has awarded five We Act Action and Research Grants for 2016. Each student recipient will execute a yearlong, self-designed project to “transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action, demonstrate creative and effective problem-solving, create partnerships in the public or private […]

Added: May 4, 2016


Spotlight on Staff: Judy Harvey Sahak ’64, Director and Sally Preston Swan Librarian for Ella Strong Denison Library

Judy Harvey Sahak ’64 moves with an easy familiarity around the Ella Strong Denison Library as she selects a few of her most beloved objects from the thousands contained in the rare book room. She admits that it is hard to pick favorites, as each piece of the collection carries a special meaning for her. As the College’s longest-serving librarian, Sahak knows the rare book room, and all of Denison’s holdings, intimately.

Added: May 3, 2016


Spotlight on Academics: Senior Thesis Art Show “You Must Not Know” Features Artwork by Graduating Seniors

– CLAREMONT, California – April 28, 2016 The Senior Art Exhibition is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps College. Each year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery features artworks by graduating seniors that constitute their thesis projects. In addition to making the works on view, the seniors conceptualize the exhibition, install their pieces, […]

Added: April 28, 2016


Spotlight on Students: Victoria Montecillo ’16 and Katie Marcus Reker ’16, For These Theatre Majors, Senior Thesis Is a Performance

Scripps seniors Victoria Montecillo ’16 and Katie Marcus Reker ’16 are double majoring in media studies and theatre, which means they must complete a thesis project in each subject in order to graduate. For their theatre theses, they chose to star in Urinetown (2001), the Tony Award–winning musical that satirizes capitalism, the legal system, and classic Broadway musicals.

Added: April 21, 2016


Visiting Faculty: Anouar Benmalek, Novelist and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Paris-Sud

Anouar Benmalek, an esteemed novelist, journalist, mathematician, and poet, will present at Scripps College on Tuesday, April 19, on the topic “From the Shoah to the Herero Genocide: A Singular Journey from an Arab Writer” for the O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture.

Added: April 15, 2016


The Scripps Experience: The Joint Music Program, For Music and Non-music Majors Alike

For Scripps student musicians who want to play and perform—but are not necessarily interested in pursuing a professional career in music—the Joint Music Program strikes a harmonious balance. Hosted by Scripps, the program is a collaborative enterprise that involves Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer Colleges.

Added: April 13, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Myriam J. A. Chancy, Hartley Burr Alexander Chair of the Humanities

Haitian-Canadian/American author and scholar Myriam J. A. Chancy was appointed in 2015 as the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair of the Humanities, Scripps College’s most prestigious, external endowed professorship.

Added: April 11, 2016


2016 Goldwater Scholarships Winners Plan to Pursue Careers in the Sciences

Scripps students Karen Chan ’17, a double major in biology and music, and Rachel Kahn ’17, a physics major, have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for 2016. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the most prestigious award in the United States bestowed upon undergraduates studying in the sciences.

Added: April 8, 2016