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October 17, 2017

Lynne Thompson’s Dirge for Murdered Black Girls Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

A poem by Lynne Thompson '72, Dirge for Murdered Black Girls, was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. 

October 2, 2017

Scripps Presents: Cuz A Reading and Conversation with Danielle Allen

Political theorist and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Danielle Allen’s work usually occupies a scholarly realm. This autumn, it takes a decidedly more personal turn with Cuz, a memoir that reflects on the American criminal justice system.

October 2, 2017

LA Observed Highlights Williamson PST: LA/LA Exhibit

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College is named by LA Observed among galleries whose exhibits should be visited as part of the Getty's expansive "PST: LA/LA" initiative featuring Latin American and Latino art at more than 70 Southern California museums and other cultural institutions.

September 18, 2017

Miriam Raffel-Smith ’20 Publishes Climate Change Opinion in SF Examiner

Miriam Raffel-Smith '20 urges California's political leaders to continue taking measures to abate the harmful effects of pollution in an op-ed column published recently in the San Francisco Examiner. 

September 18, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Ken Gonzales-Day, Professor of Art

Scripps Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day’s exhibitions have been described as not to be missed, and he has been commended with numerous awards and accolades over his career. This past spring, Gonzales-Day was honored with a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

September 11, 2017

Public Events: Humanities Institute, Fall 2017 Program Focuses on Immigration in Los Angeles

  As a prolific connector of musical conversations between nations and cultures, Scripps Professor of Music Hao Huang has been a lifelong ambassador for messages of hope and inclusion across borders. So, when President Lara Tiedens asked Huang to spearhead this year’s Humanities Institute program on the topic of immigration, Huang was delighted to oblige. […]

August 25, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: The Ella Strong Denison Library: Women’s Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection

Held in the Macpherson Collection by and about women at the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College, the Women’s Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection traces the development of the American women’s suffrage movement with a significant focus on California’s history. Beginning in the mid-19th century, the collection primarily emphasizes the years from 1901 to 1924, preceding and immediately […]

August 18, 2017

Mia Shackelford ’17 Weighs in On Trump Presidency as KPCC-FM Panelist

Scripps College alumna Mia Shackelford ’17 was a featured panelist on popular Southern California radio show Air Talk this week. KPCC-FM show host Larry Mantle led eight guests in a discussion about the Trump presidency and current political climate. #acrossthedivide

August 14, 2017

Research and Internships: Etelle Stephan ’18 Focusing on Fundraising to Ensure Refugee Rights

As a philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) major, Etelle Stephan ’18 sought a summer internship that would combine her academic interests. Her search led her to Asylum Access, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California, that works to advance refugee rights in their countries of asylum. Asylum Access’ goal is for refugees to live safely, work freely, and have access to education for their children in order to build a better life.

August 11, 2017

Scripps College Announces Fall 2017 Season of ‘Scripps Presents’ Public Events

Scripps Presents at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., has announced its fall 2017 public events season featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz, musician and author Art Garfunkel, editor-actress-writer-style guru Tavi Gevinson, and writers and scholars Kwame Anthony Appiah, Danielle Allen, Jac Jemc, Carina Chocano, plus concerts showcasing contemporary musicians La Misa Negra, Meklit, and La Victoria.