Feature Stories Archive

The Scripps Experience: Beyond the Elms, The Off–Campus Major at Scripps

Though I have taken the majority of my classes at the other Claremont colleges, made lasting friendships on other campuses, and taken advantage of coed 5C clubs, when I graduate this May, I will proudly proclaim I attended a women’s college.

Added: April 4, 2016


The Scripps Experience: Scripps Tea, A Campus Tradition Since 1931

Like clockwork, every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Scripps’ Seal Court becomes a hub of activity. The space begins to fill with students, faculty, and staff from The Claremont Colleges who drop by for a few minutes or an hour to share snacks and much-needed social time.

Added: March 30, 2016


The Scripps Experience: Study Abroad and Global Education, Reflections from Scripps Students Abroad

– CLAREMONT, California – March 28, 2016 The Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE) program is Scripps’ resource for students interested in studying abroad. Most students study away for one semester (either fall or spring) during their junior year; in fact, more than half of the Scripps junior class participates in a SAGE experience every year. For this slideshow, we […]

Added: March 28, 2016


Scripps College Achieves Top Honors Among California College Dance Programs

Student dancers from the Scripps Dance program achieved regional and national recognition for their choreography and performances among 47 works presented at the American College Dance Conference—Baja Regional held at California State University, Los Angeles, on March 16-19.

Added: March 21, 2016


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