Feature Stories Archive

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

Student Research and Internships: Gweneth Marter ’17, Exploring a Career in Finance

A dual French and economics major, Gweneth Marter ’17 was already interested in working in the realm of finance. Her summer internship with Abacus Planning Group, a women-owned financial planning and investment firm in South Carolina, has only solidified her belief that this is precisely the field she would like to work in after graduation next spring.

Added: July 18, 2016

Student Research and Internships: Amanda Maheras ’17, Understanding the Human Brain through Zebrafish

What can humans learn from zebrafish? According to Amanda Maheras ’17, apparently quite a lot. As Maheras explains, “Zebrafish brains have the capacity to regenerate, so we can utilize zebrafish as a model organism to better understand brain regeneration and repair. This not only provides insight into human concussions, but also other neurological disorders.”

Added: July 7, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Nathalie Rachlin Margaret McKenzie, Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages

Nathalie Rachlin, Margaret McKenzie Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages, is Professor of French at Scripps College, where she teaches French literature, culture, and cinema, as well as a variety of courses for Scripps’ Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Added: June 28, 2016

Scripps Magazine: The Digital Evolution

There’s no question that technology in higher education has come a long way. Today’s undergraduates carry smartphones everywhere, and the latest higher-education trends include once-unheard-of technologies and teaching methods. Virtual reality, flipped classrooms (in which students access video and other materials outside class to reserve class time for problem solving), and blended learning that combines online and face-to-face education are just a few.

Added: May 26, 2016

Highlights from the Spring Season of Scripps Presents

– CLAREMONT, California – May 23, 2016 Scripps Presents, the public events program at Scripps College that is billed as “an electrifying mix of storytellers and artists, policymakers and musicians—and everything in between,” delivered on its exhilarating promises with its spring 2016 event lineup. For information about upcoming Scripps Presents events, click here.

Added: May 23, 2016

Class of 2016: Commencement Highlights: A Celebration of Academic Tradition in Modern Times

Scripps College celebrates the new, but respects its traditions. On May 14, the class of 2016, as Scripps’ 86th annual Commencement, took part in the institution’s ceremonies to celebrate its distinct accomplishments.

Added: May 20, 2016

Class of 2016: Fulbright Recipients Delighted to Teach Abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has awarded grants for five Scripps College students to participate in English Teaching Assistant Programs abroad in the coming year, two in Malaysia and one each in Mexico, Germany, and Mongolia. “Fulbrighters” Grace Dahlstrom ’16, Aishwarya Subramanian ’16, Xitlaly Sanchez ’16, Halay Wilhelm ’16, and Zoe Dilles ’16 will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of their respective host countries, interacting on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks.

Added: May 17, 2016

Class of 2016: Scripps College Graffiti Wall: Seniors Make Their Marks

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds their signatures. The Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and interests of students over the decades.

Added: May 16, 2016