In the Media (page 3)

June 2, 2020

In the Media: Branwen Williams Examines Climate Change on Academic Minute Podcast

Associate Professor of Environmental Science Branwen Williams explored humans’ effect on recent, rapid global warming on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed. “Our research shows the recent warming is really unusual, particularly how fast and how widespread it is,” Williams said.

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June 1, 2020

In the Media: Jennifer Groscup Explores Why People Consent to Government Searches on Academic Minute Podcast

Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology Jennifer Groscup discussed the psychology behind consenting to be searched by police on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed. “Research indicates that the vast majority of people—over 90 percent—consent to be searched when the police ask, regardless of whether they know something illegal will be found or not,” Groscup said.

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May 27, 2020

In the Media: State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 Advocates for Bill to Examine Tax Breaks, Los Angeles Times Reports

The Los Angeles Times reported that California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 is sponsoring a bill, SB 956, to assess tax expenditures—commonly known as “loopholes”—that are costly to the state treasury. If passed, the bill would authorize an economic research team to examine tax credits, exemptions, and exclusions to determine whether the expenditures are beneficial to the state.

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May 5, 2020

In the Media: Hao Huang Reflects on the History of Score Writing by Hand in Strings Magazine

In Strings magazine, Professor of Music and Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music Hao Huang shared the fountain pen’s importance in score-writing history.

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April 30, 2020

In the Media: KUAF Reflects on Professor Emerita Samella Lewis’s Life and Work

Radio station KUAF featured a reflection on the life and work of Professor Emerita of Art Samella Lewis during its “Reflections in Black” segment. Lewis taught at Scripps for 15 years and was the College’s first tenured African American professor.

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April 17, 2020

In the Media: New York Times Discusses the Increase in Coronavirus Scams with Stacey Wood

In the New York Times, Professor of Psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology Stacey Wood explained why coronavirus-related scams, such as false vaccines and phishing emails that masquerade as important information from the government, have proliferated during the pandemic. She told the Times that heightened boredom, isolation, and fear may increase credulity among people who are seeking reassurance.

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April 16, 2020

In the Media: New York Times Highlights Scripps’ Decision to Waive Standardized Test Admission Requirements

The New York Times highlighted Scripps as one of a growing number of colleges and universities that have shifted to “test optional” admission, waiving SAT and ACT requirements for prospective students. “This decision supports the College’s mission to provide access to a distinctive education for students who will thrive at Scripps,” the College said in a statement last month.

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April 10, 2020

In the Media: Mary Routt Chair of Writing R.O. Kwon Reflects on Grief and the Coronavirus Pandemic in the New York Times

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Spring 2020 Mary Routt Chair of Writing R.O. Kwon reflected on her attempts to write during the upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic and the grief she discovered was stymying her writing process. “…because many Americans weren’t talking about grief before the pandemic, we don’t know how to name it, let alone voice it,” Kwon writes.

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In the Media: Scripps’ Contribution to Collaborative CRISPR-Chip Research Supports Real-Time COVID-19 Detection, Mail Tribune Reports

Scripps College was part of the development of devices that can detect COVID-19 in real time, the Mail Tribune reported. The devices test the human genome on a graphene chip, or CRISPR-Chip.

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April 9, 2020

In the Media: New York Times Remembers Idelle Weber ’54

The New York Times remembered painter, collagist, and sculptor Idelle Weber ’54, who passed away on March 23 in Los Angeles. Weber was one of the few women artists involved in the Pop Art movement.

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