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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 nastysoap.com 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.

November 13, 2016

Scripps Events: Malott Public Affairs Program Celebrates 10 Years

The Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program celebrates its 10th anniversary on November 17, 2016, hosting a conversation between political commentator Norm Ornstein and Scripps Associate Professor of Economics Sean Flynn. Dr. Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, brings his extensive knowledge of the electoral process, Congressional politics, and campaign finance reform. […]

November 11, 2016

Stephanie Park ’13 Awarded Prestigious Capital Fellows Internship with California Senate

  Stephanie Park ’13 has been awarded a 2016–2017 California Senate Fellowship, one of four fellowships administered by the Capital Fellows Program. Majoring in the humanities: interdisciplinary studies in culture and minoring in ethnomusicology, Park graduated summa cum laude from Scripps College and was subsequently awarded a Fulbright Scholar teaching assistantship in South Korea. She […]

November 7, 2016

Vote Won’t End Ugly Politics, Says Vanessa Tyson in SF Chronicle Article

The weekend before Election Day, associate professor Vanessa Tyson was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about what to expect following the nastiness of the presidential campaign between contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Tyson is assistant professor of politics at Scripps College and author of the recently published book, Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority […]

November 7, 2016

Scripps Magazine: The Election Issue

“Regardless of your view of the current state of U.S. politics, presidential races offer important teachable moments for society at large, and institutions of higher education in particular, as we reflect on the candidates, the issues, and the electoral system in the context of our identity as a nation.”

November 1, 2016

Prof. Vanessa Tyson to Offer Election Night Commentary at FOX-LA

 Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, will offer live commentary as an election-night guest in the FOX-LA news studio in Los Angeles on Nov. 8. Professor Tyson will offer non-partisan commentary on national politics, the election, and state propositions during the television station’s election night reporting, including appearances on the 5pm, 5:30pm […]