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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.

August 11, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Highlights Video

In 2016–17, Scripps Presents brought the world to Scripps and Scripps to the world, hosting timely, thought-provoking conversations about art, politics, and the American experience. Here are a few highlights from the Spring 2017 season.

August 9, 2017

Research and Internships: Casey Beamish Harris ’19 Fighting for Environmental Justice, One Press Release at a Time

Politics major Casey Beamish Harris ’19 found the summer internship she was looking for on a visit to Scripps’ Career Planning & Resources. On a map of students’ past positions posted in the office, she noticed the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a nonprofit that seeks to protect the environment and promote human rights through legal channels.

July 10, 2017

Scripps College Alum Jessica Dowling ’03 is a Standout in Maine Cheesemaking Community

Scripps College alumna Jessica Dowling '03 takes the helm of the Maine Cheese Guild, promoting the interests of fellow entrepreneur farmers and cheesemakers in the burgeoning cheesemaking region.

June 26, 2017

Eric Haskell Lectures on French Gardens at 2017 Newport Flower Show

According to the Newport Daily News, Eric T. Haskell, professor of French studies and interdisciplinary humanities and director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College, participated in the 2017 Newport Flower Show in Newport, Rhode Island, presenting a lecture on the evolution of French gardens. Professor Haskell’s courses at Scripps focus on the interdisciplinary study […]

June 22, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Kayla Lemus ’16 Serves as Immigrant Justice Corps Representative

Scripps College alumna Kayla Lemus ’16, is one of 10 elite college graduates chosen to serve as a fellow advocating for vulnerable immigrants in the country’s first such program wholly dedicated to meeting immigrants’ need for high-quality legal assistance. She will be located at Brooklyn Public Library as a representative of the Immigrant Justice Corps, which places the young professionals in top legal services agencies and community based organizations to help serve high-immigrant populations.

May 16, 2017

Awards and Honors: Mariah Farris ’18, Mellon Fellowship Will Fund Research on Stereotypes in the Legal System

Why is it that most people agree to police searches when their vehicles are pulled over, even when it is within their right to decline? How are judges and lawyers typically portrayed in film and television, in terms of their race and gender? These are some of the questions that Mariah Farris ’18 will explore this summer, working alongside Scripps Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Groscup.

May 3, 2017

CP&R: Life After Scripps: Preparing Students to Attend Top Law Schools

Scripps’ commitment to educating students for “lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity” produces alumnae who are equipped to succeed in a variety of career paths, from artists to scientists, and CEOs to politicians. Increasingly, Scripps graduates have been drawn to careers in the legal profession, and the College is providing the resources they need to secure placement in the nation’s top law schools.