Feature Stories Archive

Weathering the Drought

For the past two decades, Scripps College has adopted a broad range of sustainability initiatives as part of its charge to protect and preserve the environment. Scripps’ commitment to water conservation and sustainability includes implementation of landscaping projects and an upgraded irrigation system. While these actions will result in some changes to the appearance of Scripps’ grounds, the College is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the campus.

Added: July 1, 2015

Scripps Alumna Builds Reality Out of Fantasy

In October 2012, Seattle hosted the 10th anniversary of BrickCon, a public, interactive exhibition that brings together adult LEGO fans and hobbyists. Among the attendees was Scripps alumna Alice Finch ’96, who unveiled what is perhaps the largest LEGO structure ever built by an individual—a replica of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

Added: June 22, 2015

A Legal Internship Program for First-Years

At Scripps, entering first-years have internship opportunities well before classes begin. “Providing students with a meaningful internship opportunity before they even begin their first year gives them valuable experience and a leg up on stiff nationwide competition for future internships. It is our hope that this program can be expanded among the parent community so that as many incoming Scripps College students as possible can jumpstart their careers in this way," says David Scheidemantle (P ’17).

Added: June 18, 2015

Professor Winston Ou: A Modern-day Renaissance Man

The captivating beauty of mathematical theory entices Professor Winston Ou to spend countless hours searching for answers. “Working so hard has its own pleasure,” says Ou, an associate professor of mathematics. “With hard, hard, hard work, one might make some tiny progress in one’s understanding. That uncertain, tiny bit of progress has always been enough to lure me onwards.”

Added: June 16, 2015

Natalya St. Clair ’06 Sees the Artistry in Numbers

As the innovator of several avant-garde TED-Ed videos and illustrator of the book The Art of Mental Calculation, Natalya St. Clair acknowledges the complex intersection of mathematics and art. Now a graphic designer and math teacher, she challenges her colleagues and students to recognize the ways in which the fields effortlessly mingle.

Added: June 11, 2015

CMS Sports Roundup – spring 2015

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Athenas spring teams has wrapped up and continued into the NCAA championships. Cheers go out to two Scripps athletes, one a recent graduate, and one who just completed her first year.

Added: June 2, 2015

Class of 2015 Stats

Career Planning & Resources conducts an annual survey on the days before graduation to learn more about what our seniors are planning for life after graduation. Scripps College is pleased to share the following graduate profile for the Class of 2015. This is aggregate data from 230 seniors, a 97.87% response rate.

Added: May 22, 2015

Artful Achievements: An Interview with Professor Mary MacNaughton

Mary Davis MacNaughton ’70 has come full circle. The professor of art history and director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery began her formal studies as a student at Scripps College in the 1960s. Then she went on to earn a PhD in Art History at Columbia University, worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and traveled extensively for research. Yet, MacNaughton ultimately returned to her roots at her alma mater to teach, guide, and mentor Scripps students in the visual arts.

Added: May 21, 2015


A lot can happen in four years. Take a journey through time with the Scripps College Class of 2015.

Added: May 11, 2015

Scripps College is Top Producer of Student Fellowships and Grants

The Chronicle of Higher Education once again named Scripps College a top producer of student Fulbright Fellowships in its annual “bachelor’s institutions” category ranking. For several consecutive years, the College has rivaled larger campuses in the number of Fulbrights awarded to students. A high percentage of Scripps students are annually awarded such prestigious national grants […]

Added: May 8, 2015