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January 2, 2019

Scripps Presents: Spring 2019 Lineup Features the Best in Contemporary Thought and Performance

This spring, Scripps Presents, the College’s signature public events series, brings a slew of provocative speakers and performers to campus, showcasing the best in art, performance, and the humanities.

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December 21, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Mightier than the Sword, Josephine Winslow ’21 Is Penning Her Way to World Peace

Josephine Winslow ’21 joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Youth Council in high school because of her ambitions to help craft policy to mitigate homelessness in Los Angeles. The experience led her to City Hall, where she wrote reports and briefings for State Senator Bob Blumenfield, then to writing grants and communications material for Claremont Heritage and City Hall, and finally to drafting in-depth reports for the Organization for World Peace (OWP).

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December 7, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Vivianne Mbaku ’09 Strives to End Homelessness (with a Little Help from Her Friends)

For Vivianne Mbaku ’09, one of the best parts of graduating from Scripps is the tightknit alumnae community she became part of after commencement. That includes working alongside two other Scripps graduates, Jin Lee ’06 and Melanie Biles ’18, at Inner City Law Center (ICLC), a nonprofit law firm where she is an attorney.

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December 4, 2018

Parallel Unions

In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a move known as “Brexit.” Since its inception over half a century ago, the EU had come to stand as the paradigm of democratic cooperation, promoting ideals such as open borders, cosmopolitanism, and humanitarianism.

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November 27, 2018

In the Media: Barbara Arnwine ’73 in Washington Post, “We Should be Coming Together”

Barbara Arnwine ’73 was quoted in a Washington Post column about the role of black men in organizing to defend black women against insulting remarks made by President Trump.

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November 6, 2018

A Capitol Encounter: Scripps Students Explore State Politics on Eve of Midterm Elections

During a recent visit to Sacramento at the end of October, Isabella Melsheimer ’22 learned a lot about how an election cycle can affect the inner workings of government. “I have a lot more insight into the rapid pace of change that people working in government endure because of changes in administration,” she says.

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November 5, 2018

Scripps Presents: Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, is an authority when it comes to parsing our current political moment, especially issues impacting women.

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October 18, 2018

Scripps Presents: Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines in 2011 for revealing his undocumented status in the New York Times. A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, his revelations gave new visibility to the immense challenges faced by young people who immigrated to the United States as children and have established academic and professional careers without citizenship. Vargas visits to discuss his book, Dear America, with Southern California Public Radio’s Leslie Berestein Rojas.

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October 17, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Featured in Chronicle on Trending of Women’s Colleges

Scripps College was featured in an article by the Chronicle of Higher Education about increasing interest in women’s colleges.

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October 5, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Scripps Classmates Give ‘Vote of Confidence’ to Students Registering for Midterm Elections

Self-described “friends, classmates, and policy nerds” Maggie Thompson ’20 and Harper Mills ’20, both politics majors, were recently talking about the upcoming midterm elections. The conversation grew lively (as political conversations tend to do), and they both realized how critical it was to get as many Scripps students registered to vote as possible.

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