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March 18, 2019

Focus on Faculty: Sheila Walker, Professor of Psychology

Over the past few decades, the United States has become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse. However, within the discipline of psychology, studies of the lives of people of color in the U.S.—especially young women—have been much too narrow, according to Professor of Psychology Sheila Walker.

March 6, 2019

In the Media: Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace Explains Study of Economics, US News

Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics Roberto Pedace was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article on the types of jobs open to graduates with an economics degree.

February 22, 2019

Spotlight on Alumnae: Helen Yenser ’17 Is Headed to the 2019 Academy Awards

Scripps College alumna Helen Yenser ’17 is headed to the 2019 Academy Awards. Yenser is an executive producer of an Oscar-nominated documentary short, Period. End of Sentence., that chronicles an effort to fight the stigmas attached to menstruation in the village of Kathikhera, India.

February 11, 2019

Class of 2019: Announcing Scripps’ 2019 Commencement Speaker: USAFacts President Poppy MacDonald ’97

Poppy MacDonald ’97, president of USAFacts and Scripps alumna, will deliver the address at the 89th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

February 11, 2019

In the Media: Smithsonian Curator Dr. Dwandalyn Reece ’85 Discusses Legacy of Blackface, CBS, NPR

Dr. Dwandalyn Reece ’85, curator of music and performing arts at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, was on CBS This Morning discussing the history of blackface— the practice of white performers using black makeup on their faces to caricature Black Americans.

January 31, 2019

In the Media: Professor David Andrews Interviewed about Brexit, KCBS

Professor of International Relations David Andrews was interviewed on KCBS about the U.K.’s looming Brexit deadline.

January 28, 2019

In the Media: Kaila Finn ’20 Quoted in Medium Article on New Generation in Politics

Kaila Finn ’20 was quoted in an article about the campaign and election of Will Haskell, the 22-year-old Connecticut State Senator of the 26th district.

January 25, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at The Claremont Colleges

Through his writings and actions, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embodied a commitment to social justice and community empowerment, inspiring generations to change the world. In celebration of this spirit, Scripps College will be hosting the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration events, rooted in this year’s theme: Education, Empowerment, Purpose.

January 18, 2019

Humanities Institute: Spring 2019 Season Explores the Pitfalls of Our Age of Information

“We have more information than ever before, but we arguably understand less. That’s the puzzle,” says Yuval Avnur, associate professor of philosophy and this year’s director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute. But is this a new phenomenon, or are we just now noticing its pervasiveness?

January 15, 2019

In the Media: Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson Weighs in on Shakeup in Democratic Party

Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson spoke to ABC News about the roles that millennials and generation Xers will play in the 115th Congress in an article titled, “New Congress, Who Dis?”