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October 17, 2019

In the Media: Professor Sean Flynn Critiques Pete Buttigieg’s Health Care Platform for The Hill

Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics Sean Flynn critiqued Pete Buttigieg’s health care platform in an op-ed for The Hill, comparing the candidate’s proposal with two health insurance systems operating in Buttigieg’s home state of Indiana.

October 14, 2019

Carolann Duro ’20 Fuses Mentoring, Education, and Empowerment for 5C Indigenous Students

“Our midnight smudging celebration, where sage is burned for purification, is a time and a space for Native students,” says Carolann Duro ’20. “I’m always challenging the institution to improve resources and community for Indigenous students, but it’s moments like these when I am grateful for the resources we do have and the Native community that is present on these campuses.”

August 22, 2019

In the Media: Devika Chipalkatti ’22 Talks to WIRED about Gender Bias in Tech Industry

Devika Chipalkatti ’22 spoke to WIRED about gender bias in the tech industry and the issues it’s raised for women pursuing careers in the field.

August 15, 2019

Breaking the Bars of Incarceration: Mackenzie Rutherford ’21 Interns at Prison Abolition Organization Critical Resistance

Politics major Mackenzie Rutherford ’21 spent the summer in Oakland, California, as an intern at Critical Resistance, a member-led, grassroots movement that seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex.

August 15, 2019

Scripps College Announces 2019–20 Humanities Institute Season, Focused on Humane Responses to Natural and Man-Made Disasters

Scripps College’s Humanities Institute has announced its slate of events for the 2019–20 academic year, with a focus on creating more humane responses to natural and man-made disasters.

August 13, 2019

In the Media: Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day Discusses California’s History of Racialized Violence with Jefferson Public Radio

Jefferson Public Radio interviewed Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day about a reported 1947 lynching in California’s Siskiyou County.

August 12, 2019

In the Media: NPR Interviews Associate Professor Martha Gonzalez about El Paso and “Amor Eterno”

Associate Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Martha Gonzalez spoke to NPR about the resonance of Juan Gabriel’s song “Amor Eterno” after the El Paso shooting.

August 5, 2019

Spotlight on Students: Sabrina Wu ’20’s Internship Melds Healthcare and Human Rights

For Sabrina Wu ’20, reproductive healthcare is about more than just medicine—it’s a chance “to support each woman’s journey.”

July 30, 2019

Spotlight on Students: Scripps Students Intern on Capitol Hill, Envision Change for the Better

For Madeline Moore ’22 and Olivia Gleason ’21, their summer internships in the office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA 47th District) is a chance to learn about how public policy and legislation can improve the lives of all.

July 26, 2019

In the Media: Maddie Moore ’22 Featured on the NPR Politics Podcast

Maddie Moore ’22, who is interning on Capitol Hill, introduced the NPR Politics Podcast’s latest episode on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress.