Feature Stories Archive

Spotlight on Faculty: Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Professor of Chemistry

Mary Hatcher-Skeers was appointed as the Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences in 2012 in recognition of her outstanding teaching and contributions to scholarship in the natural sciences.

Added: February 5, 2016

Spotlight on Staff: Rima Shah, Director of EmPOWER Center

This month heralds the opening of the 7C EmPOWER Center for survivors of sexual assault. The center provides free, confidential advocacy and support to 7C students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, as well as programs that will develop organically through collaborations between students, faculty, staff, and the newly appointed director of the center, Rima Shah.

Added: January 22, 2016

Spotlight on Staff: Corrina Lesser, Director of Public Events and Community Programs

This past fall, Scripps College welcomed Corrina Lesser as the new director of public events and community programs. Lesser was previously director of programming and planning for the Chicago Humanities Festival, where she helped curate annual programs as well as single events focused on cultivating public engagement with visual art, music, literature, history, film, performance, and other topics in the humanities.

Added: January 21, 2016

Laspa Action Grants: Raquel Selcer ’17

In her hometown of Humboldt County, California, Raquel Selcer ’17 worked with Planned Parenthood to create a peer health educator program that would provide better access to healthcare information to the increasing Latina/o population.

Added: January 15, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Andrew Jacobs, Mary W. Johnson ’35 and J. Stanley Johnson Professorship in Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies

Andrew Jacobs was appointed to the Mary W. Johnson ’35 and J. Stanley Johnson Chair Professorship in Humanities in 2015. Established in 1995, the professorship acknowledges Jacobs as a tenured senior faculty member and recognizes his outstanding teaching and contributions to the interdisciplinary humanities.

Added: January 12, 2016

Laspa Action Grants: Grace Dahlstrom ’17

Today, women entering careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) are underrepresented, and they must often face hurdles such as wage gaps and gender biases.

Added: December 17, 2015

The Scripps Experience: From the Mountains to the Sea, Adventure Awaits with Outdoor Wilderness Leaders

Taking full advantage of these opportunities for outdoor adventure, the Scripps club Outdoor Wilderness Leaders (OWL) connects students who are interested in the outdoors, rents out recreational gear, and sponsors student-led camping, backpacking, and day trips to locations in Southern California and beyond.

Added: December 17, 2015

The Scripps Experience: Scripps Student Athletics Means Three Colleges, One Spirit

Scripps is known for its rigorous academics, and its incredibly talented student-athletes are making a name for the College, too. Students involved in the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) athletics program, a partnership between Scripps, Claremont McKenna, and Harvey Mudd Colleges, are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Conference, which includes 180,000 student-athletes at 450 institutions.

Added: December 4, 2015

Building on a Scripps Degree with the 3-2 Engineering Program

At Scripps, students are given the freedom and support to pursue whatever subjects interest them. With the 3-2 Engineering Program, operated through the W.M. Keck Science Department, students at Scripps and across The Claremont Colleges can earn bachelor’s degrees from two different schools, in two disparate fields.

Added: November 30, 2015

Laspa Action Grants: Maya Espiritu ’16

More than 40 years after the fall of Saigon, the tragic consequences of war are still all too apparent in Vietnam. Maya Espiritu ’16 used her LASPA Action Grant this past summer to document the ongoing effects of Agent Orange, as well as other chemical weapons used during the Vietnam War, on today’s children in Vietnam.

Added: November 25, 2015