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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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October 4, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Disability, Illness, and Difference Alliance CLORG

The room was mostly quiet, but about 20 students, faculty, and staff from The Claremont Colleges were grinning ear to ear as they each held their fists one atop the other, with the top fist circling above the lower. They were following the lead of UCLA Lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL) Benjamin Lewis, who was giving a short ASL lesson (here, teaching the sign for “coffee”) before beginning his presentation, “Understanding the Deaf World.”

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October 2, 2018

In the Media: Gabby Giffords ’93 Begins Campaigning Across the Country on Gun Control

The Huffington Post reported that Gabby Giffords ’93, former Arizona Democratic congressmember who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, will begin campaigning across the country to bolster the midterm campaigns of Democrats who support gun control.

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September 6, 2018

In the Media: Sean Flynn as “Young Gun” in Inland Empire House Race

The Orange County Registered reported that Associate Professor of Economics, Sean Flynn, was recognized by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) as a “Young Guns Contender”: a political candidate who has met fundraising goals and programmatic benchmarks in their congressional campaign.

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August 30, 2018

In the Media: California Lawmakers Approve Bill to Require Corporate Boards to Include Women

As reported by The Los Angeles Times, California lawmakers drafted a bill that would require women to be included on the boards of directors of firms headquartered in California by 2019.

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August 27, 2018

Research and Internships: Nishara Gunasekara ’19 Defending Child and Family Welfare in the U.S.

As the crisis of family separation unfolded at the U.S. border, Nishara Gunasekara ’19 was around the corner from the White House attempting to counter President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, which calls for the prosecution of those who illegally enter the United States. The effect of that policy has been that parents crossing with their children are held in criminal custody, while children are either placed with a sponsor or held in a shelter.

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