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January 12, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Announced: Highlights Include Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, and Eugenia Cheng

Beginning in February, Scripps will host a slew of public events as part of the spring 2017 Scripps Presents season. The College will welcome acclaimed artists, writers, journalists, and politicians to campus to share their own work as well as engage in live—and lively—conversations about the issues and ideas that inspire them.

January 10, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Karen Tse ’86 Building International Bridges to Justice

Karen Tse ’86 has put her Scripps degree in international relations to good use. As founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice, she has dedicated herself to protecting the human rights of citizens in developing countries for the last three decades.

December 20, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Jenna Monroy, Assistant Professor of Biology

Jenna Monroy earned her BSc degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her PhD at Northern Arizona University. Her research integrates muscle physiology, biomechanics, and neurobiology to study the control of movement. Specifically, her work investigates how muscles function not only as motors but also as springs, brakes, and struts.

December 14, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Core III Symposium Student Projects Explore Art, Activism, Math, and More

Scripps Tea provided the setting for Core III students to present their independently researched and designed final projects last week. Faculty, students, and friends from the Scripps community gathered in support and recognition of the presenters and to celebrate their considerable achievements. The presentations mark students’ culmination of Scripps’s unique Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, […]

December 12, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Isabella Levin ’17 Scholarship Winner Is Planning the Future of Transportation

Isabella Levin ’17 grew up in Murrieta, California, just 60 miles south Scripps, where, as she describes it, “the automobile reined supreme.” But a semester abroad in Paris her junior year, during which she learned to navigate the city by walking, riding the metro, taking the bus, and participating in the bike share program got the environmental analysis major thinking: What are some ways I might reimagine mass transit in Southern California?

December 5, 2016

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grant: Kristen Liu ’19 Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Silicon Valley Students

Growing up in Los Altos, California, Kristen Liu ’19 was aware of the disparity of wealth in Silicon Valley and its impact on public education. Supported by a Laspa We Act Grant last summer, Liu discovered she could make a difference for kids affected by these issues using her interest in social media. As an intern at the Boys & Girls Clubs of […]

December 1, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: The Dance Department’s Fall Concert Is “In the Works…”

Beginning on Thursday, December 1, students from the Scripps and Pomona Dance Departments will take the stage at the Pendleton Dance Center for four performances of student-choreographed contemporary dance. The choreographers—Maile Blume ’17, Rae Fredericks ’17, Willa Hevly (PO ’17), Sharon Keenan ’17, Amy Oden (PO ’18), Madelyn Shaughnessy (PZ ’17), and Maia Welbel (PO ’17)—are dance majors and minors as well as students who are simply passionate about dance.

November 28, 2016

The 5C Experience: The Hive Fostering Collaboration and Creativity Across the 5Cs

With a new director and a larger space, the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity—better known as the Hive—is strengthened in its mission to inspire students to create, collaborate, and innovate. The Hive, established in 2015 by Rick Sontag (HM ’64) and Susan Sontag (PO ’64), provides 5C students with a space to […]

November 22, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Thomas J. Watson Fellowships: Scripps Nominates Three Finalists

By Anyi Wong-Lifton ’18 Scripps College has nominated three graduates from the Class of 2017—Laura Casaregola, Hannah Sands, and Julia Thomas—as finalists for Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. This selection puts them in the running for the prestigious grant, awarded annually to 50 students out of hundreds of graduating seniors from 40 colleges across the United […]

November 21, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Findley Finseth, Assistant Professor of Genomics

Findley Finseth's research program investigates the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity. By complementing modern genomics studies of natural populations with classic genetics experiments, her work offers novel insight into the maintenance of genetic variation, the processes of adaptation and speciation, and the evolution of the genome itself.