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November 28, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: James Garrison, Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

James Garrison, a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, began a one-year appointment in fall 2017 at The Claremont Colleges, with Scripps College as his home campus.

November 22, 2017

HuffPo Features Politics Professor Vanessa Tyson on Sexual Harassment in Washington, D.C.

Scripps College politics professor Vanessa Tyson is quoted in a recent Huffington Post article about why it is harder to hold lawmakers accountable for such sexual harassment than it is in Hollywood or other cultures.

November 1, 2017

Career Planning & Resources: Scripps in Residence, Students Connect with Prominent Alumnae in Politics

More women need to get involved in politics and have their voices heard. That was the prevailing message relayed to Scripps students during a conversation with alumnae California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 and POLITICO USA President Poppy MacDonald ’97 as part of this year’s Scripps in Residence program.

October 31, 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 23, 2017

Spotlight on Staff: Sue Castagnetto, Director of The Intercollegiate Feminist Center

Sue Castagnetto, who serves as the director of the Intercollegiate Feminist Center (IFC) and is a lecturer in the philosophy department at Scripps, has led the IFC for the past 18 years. Her wealth of knowledge is reflected in the stacks of papers and books that overflow around us.

October 22, 2017

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in the Age of Trump

For many women, the Trump administration’s policy priorities have ushered in undulating waves of panic, frustration, and outrage. For the feminist contributors to Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding’s anthology Nasty Women, putting pen to page is one of the most important ways to mobilize. The editors, along with Carina Chocano, one of their Los Angeles­–based authors, visit to talk about writing as activism with Scripps Writing Program Director and Associate Professor Kimberly Drake.

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.