Feature Stories Archive

Scripps College Capstone Day: Students’ Excellence on Display

The 90 Scripps College seniors chosen by faculty to present their theses on Capstone Day explored a gamut of topics that included feminism in social media, the economic effects of Obamacare, and potentially harmful compounds found in everyday plastics. Reflecting the diversity of student academic endeavors and interests, graduating seniors presented their work in a […]

Added: May 8, 2015


Talking About the Self

Talking about one’s self too often tends to be frowned upon, except in the Humanities Institute. “Concepts of the Self,” the institute’s spring theme, featured 10 public events at Scripps College, including talks, workshops, two conferences, and faculty seminars. The various events focused on how we can observe this concept in theory, fiction, religion, politics, film, other media, and its “natural habitat” within ourselves. The semester kicked off with a series of back-to-back lectures.

Added: May 7, 2015


A Legacy of Advocacy: An Interview with Leanna Namovic ’17 of Disability, Illness, and Difference Alliance

When Leanna Namovic ’17 first joined the Disability, Illness, and Difference Alliance (DIDA), she discovered a supportive community that understood her challenges and helped her navigate campus life.

Added: May 5, 2015


Elizabeth Shulterbrandt ’12 Empowers American Indian Youth

When Elizabeth Shulterbrandt ’12 first heard about a White House gathering of 500 federally recognized tribal nations a few years ago, her curiosity piqued. She found herself drawn to learn more about American Indian communities.

Added: May 1, 2015


The Class of 2015—Ready for the World

Scripps College’s soon-to-be graduates from the Class of 2015 have already amassed an impressive breadth of professional experiences under their belts. To highlight their extraordinary accomplishments, the College’s Career Planning & Resources has produced the 2015 Resume Book with more than 100 résumés of exceptional Scripps students.

Added: April 30, 2015


Scripps College Presents: “Things You Can’t Explain: 2015 Senior Art Show”

Sometimes it’s easier to show what you mean rather than explain it through words. “Things You Can’t Explain,” the annual exhibition highlighting the final thesis projects of a select group of graduating studio art majors, takes on the unexplainable through visual representation. The show will be on display from May 1-16 at the Scripps College Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. An opening reception will be held on May 1 from 7-9 p.m. in Bixby Courtyard. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Added: April 29, 2015


Scripps College Professor Oversees Study on How Brain Encourages Compassion

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Spezio was the lead author of a proposal that was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a study on how the human brain is influenced by compassionate communities and how these groups stimulate more acts of compassion.

Added: April 27, 2015


News Above the Fold: This Semester ‘The Student Life’ Named First Scripps College Student Editor-in-Chief

As the oldest college newspaper in Southern California, The Student Life (TSL) provides The Claremont Colleges with breaking news stories and updates on a weekly basis. But this year, the publication created its own headlines by naming Julia Thomas ’17 its chief editor - the first Scripps student selected for the job in the paper’s 126-year history.

Added: April 21, 2015


Scripps College Alumna Awarded for Pursuit of Knowledge

Alexandra Sullivan ’14 won a prestigious research grant from the National Science Foundation to continue her doctoral work on organometallic (OM) chemistry - the study of organic molecules containing metals.

Added: April 16, 2015


Research and Role Models

The Education Department at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts generously gave me the opportunity to be their “Research and Evaluation” intern. The Research and Evaluation department is fairly new, and its projects are currently limited to the Center’s arts education programs offered in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. elementary schools.

Added: April 14, 2015