Politics and Society

January 12, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Announced: Highlights Include Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, and Eugenia Cheng

Beginning in February, Scripps will host a slew of public events as part of the spring 2017 Scripps Presents season. The College will welcome acclaimed artists, writers, journalists, and politicians to campus to share their own work as well as engage in live—and lively—conversations about the issues and ideas that inspire them.

January 10, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Karen Tse ’86 Is Building International Bridges to Justice

Karen Tse ’86 has put her Scripps degree in international relations to good use. As founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice, she has dedicated herself to protecting the human rights of citizens in developing countries for the last three decades.

January 9, 2017

Jenna Leahy ’10 Named Among Forbes “30 Under 30”

Scripps College alumna Jenna Leahy '10 was named to Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list for 2017, recognized as a young leader helping transform the future of education in and out of the classroom.

January 9, 2017

Pin Design by Katy Lind ’06 Commemorates Women’s March

Scripps College alum Katy Lind ’06 and business partner Nate Stevens have created a decorative pin available for sale online to support women's rights causes and in anticipation of the Women's March scheduled for January 21, 2017, in the nation's capital and in communities across the U.S. and worldwide.

December 16, 2016

The Laspa Center Announces its First-Ever Alternative Spring Break Trip for March 2017

The Laspa Center is excited to announce its first annual Innovative Leadership Alternative Spring Break Trip in San Francisco. This trip will allow the opportunity for 6-10 students to travel to the Bay Area during three days over spring break and meet with companies and individuals to learn first-hand about innovative leadership. The Laspa Center wants […]

December 16, 2016

Huffington Post Cites Scripps College in Power 150 Ranking

In a Huffington Post column, Scripps College was listed as third in the nation for colleges with the highest graduation rates for underrepresented students.

December 15, 2016

Laspa Center’s First L-Squad: Who You Are As A Leader, Recap

Laspa Center for Leadership is very excited to have completed their first L-Squad series, “Who You Are as a Leader” this semester.  L-Squads are a brand new series of workshops designed for students to develop leadership skills and explore various leadership styles. To kick off the series, the first L-Squad centered around the theme Learn […]

December 7, 2016

Sean Flynn Cites Singapore’s Health Care System as Option to Obamacare

Sean Masaki Flynn, PhD, associate professor of economics at Scripps College, published in a recent FOX NewsLink article his opinion that Singapore provides the best example for the U.S. as the country's leadership considers options for replacing Obamacare.

November 29, 2016

Clever Scripps College Alumnae Make Election Products

Scripps College alumnae are putting their creative talents to good use after the contentious 2016 Presidential Election. Katy Lind ’06 is selling an election-themed soap product for “folks who want to clean off the campaign” via her website. Although a recent Detroit-area news story about the product claims the soap venture “didn’t pay off” […]

November 14, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Gabriela Bacsan, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Gabriela Bacsan earned her BA in Spanish and Latin American literatures and political science at UC Berkeley. She completed her MA and PhD in literature, with a specialization in Latin American cultural studies, at UC San Diego. Her fields of interest are Caribbean studies, transnational and intersectional representations and conceptualizations of queerness in Latin America, historical memory studies, critical geographies, and tourism studies.