Feature Stories Archive

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

Undersea Discoveries: Coral Colonies Offer Clues on Ocean Conditions

While on the vessel Bell Shimada, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Branwen Williams and Devyn Parks ’15 survey the choppy ocean waters as they embark on an ambitious study of deep-sea corals off the Channel Islands.

Added: April 10, 2015

Students Select Professor Mary Hatcher-Skeers as “Professor of the Year”

While escorted to her ‘throne’ on The Motley stage, a student presented Mary Hatcher-Skeers with a bright yellow “Professor of the Year” sash as an appreciative crowd cheered her on. One by one, students approached a nearby microphone to express their gratitude for her commitment and encouraging words.

Added: April 10, 2015

A Woman With No Borders: Susannah Kricker ‘09

When Susannah Kricker ’09 first put on her white doctor’s coat in the fall of 2014, it was the culmination of an extraordinary personal journey started years earlier at Scripps College. Now a first year medical student at the University of Vermont, Kricker was drawn to the humanities and social sciences by a desire “to find a connection to lived experiences.”

Added: March 30, 2015

Women in Entertainment: Madison Pathe ’13

It takes confidence to work in the entertainment industry. But working on one of the most popular reality shows on television? That takes something extra.

Added: March 25, 2015

Music in the Making

Ellen Pelos ’16 investigates the world of 19th-century women composers – and culminates the research with a campus recital.

Added: March 23, 2015