Feature Stories Archive

Spotlight on Academics: Community at Its Center Scripps’ New Core I Theme

The Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, one of the hallmarks of the Scripps education, is a set of three courses that looks at the relationships between the historical production of knowledge and contemporary issues and debates. This year, Core I, the first of these courses and a common curricular experience for all Scripps students, has a new theme: “community.” Sixteen faculty members representing departments across the College worked together for many months to choose the new theme and craft a syllabus around it.

Added: August 31, 2016


Scripps Milestones: Celebrating 90 Years of Women’s Education

This year, Scripps College proudly celebrates its 90th anniversary. When Scripps was founded in 1926, it was one of few institutions dedicated to educating women for professional careers as well as personal growth, leadership, and public service and engagement. Since then, the College has continued to champion qualities of both mind and spirit in accordance with the vision of its founder. Scripps today offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, a robust intellectual community, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a rich residential experience designed to shape the next generation of leaders.

Added: August 31, 2016


New Student Orientation 2016: First View of Scripps Move-In Day Slideshow

On August 25, the Scripps community welcomed the Class of 2020 to campus as part of its annual Move-In Day. We spoke to a few students about why they chose Scripps College and what they are most looking forward to as the academic year begins.

Added: August 29, 2016


Scripps College Class of 2020 Infographic

This fall Scripps College is proud to welcome another remarkable group of first-year students to campus. The infographic below provides a snapshot of who they are, where they come from, and what they have accomplished to get here.

Added: August 25, 2016


Scripps Campus: NEW Hall Scripps’ Newest Residence Is Now Open

Students, faculty, and staff who have been away for summer break may notice a big change on campus as they make their way back to the College this week. The green construction fences to the north of the Sallie Tiernan Field House are gone, and NEW Hall, Scripps’ newest residence hall, is open and ready for students and visitors. Under construction since May 2015, the residence will house first-years as well as returning students.

Added: August 23, 2016


Student Research and Internships: Meagan McIntyre ’17 and Kaela Cote-Stemmermann ’18 State Department Interns Have an Insider’s View of Government

As the 2016 national presidential election approaches, Kaela Cote-Stemmermann ’18 and Meagan McIntyre ’17 are getting an up-close look at the inner workings of the U.S. government. Both students received internship grants from Scripps College’s Office of Career Planning & Resources, enabling them to spend their summers in Washington, D.C., working for the State Department, where Cote-Stemmermann is an intern for the Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI), and McIntyre is interning with the Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs (ECA).

Added: August 22, 2016


Student Research and Internships: Gillian Holzer ’19 and Laura Woods ’18 Interns at Williamson Gallery

This past fall, as a first-year at Scripps, Gillian Holzer ’19 could not have imagined she’d be spending the summer immersed in Parisian poster art from the 1890s. But discovering the black-and-white drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, a controversial figure in the Art Nouveau movement, has been just one of many surprises that’s come from her experience as one of six summer interns at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

Added: August 15, 2016


Spotlight on Alumnae: Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik ’02, Her Art Practice Is Food for Thought

As a chef, artist, and activist involved in food justice, Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik ’02 has a lot on her plate. Her recent work includes several projects with the People’s Kitchen Collective (PKC), bringing together people of diverse backgrounds to think about food as a tool to counter systems of oppression.

Added: August 8, 2016


Scripps Presents: Fall 2016 Season

This fall, Scripps College’s public events program will feature a series of lively discussions with some of today’s most compelling figures on topics at the heart of America’s public discourse this presidential election year. The fall 2016 Scripps Presents season will feature personalities such as former MSNBC host and race and social justice professor/speaker/author Melissa Harris-Perry; restaurateur, chef, and writer/TV star Eddie Huang, whose book, Fresh Off The Boat, inspired the TV sitcom by the same name; artist and provocateur Molly Crabapple; and hip hop journalist Jeff Chang.

Added: August 3, 2016


Scripps alum Gabby Giffords speaks at Democratic National Convention

– CLAREMONT, California – July 28, 2016 Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords ’93 spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia on July 27 in support of Hillary Clinton who is the first female presidential nominee of a major party in America’s history. Former Arizona Representative Gifford’s speech moved the DNC crowd to tears. “Smart […]

Added: July 28, 2016