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August 31, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Community at Its Center Scripps’ New Core I Theme

The Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, one of the hallmarks of the Scripps education, is a set of three courses that looks at the relationships between the historical production of knowledge and contemporary issues and debates. This year, Core I, the first of these courses and a common curricular experience for all Scripps students, has a new theme: “community.” Sixteen faculty members representing departments across the College worked together for many months to choose the new theme and craft a syllabus around it.

August 24, 2016

Salle Yoo ’92 is Uber General Counsel, Featured in Fortune.com as a Top Woman Lawyer in America

  Scripps College alumna Salle Yoo ’92, general counsel of Uber Technologies, recently was featured in Fortune.com as a role model for other women aspiring to top positions in the legal profession. Yoo said she was determined to make partner while at San Francisco-based law firm Davis Wright Tremaine after discovering in a study that […]

August 22, 2016

Research and Internships: Meagan McIntyre ’17 and Kaela Cote-Stemmermann ’18 State Department Interns Have an Insider’s View of Government

As the 2016 national presidential election approaches, Kaela Cote-Stemmermann ’18 and Meagan McIntyre ’17 are getting an up-close look at the inner workings of the U.S. government. Both students received internship grants from Scripps College’s Office of Career Planning & Resources, enabling them to spend their summers in Washington, D.C., working for the State Department, where Cote-Stemmermann is an intern for the Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI), and McIntyre is interning with the Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs (ECA).

August 19, 2016

Scripps College Student Noor Hamdy Co-authors Article on Egypt’s Timely Amendment of Protest Law

Noor Hamdy ’18, a student at Scripps College majoring in politics and Middle East and North Africastudies, and whose research interests are in Egyptian politics has co-authored an article for The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. While serving as an intern this summer at The Tahrir Institute, Hamdy wrote about the changes to Egypt’s protest […]

August 8, 2016

Scripps Alumna Poppy MacDonald ’97 Named President of POLITICO U.S.

Poppy MacDonald ’97 has been named president of POLITICO U.S., according to CNN Money. MacDonald, who helped launch POLITICO Pro in 2010, rejoins the company from The National Journal, where she has been serving as publisher and president.

July 28, 2016

Scripps alum Gabby Giffords speaks at Democratic National Convention

Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords ’93 spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia on July 27 in support of Hillary Clinton who is the first female presidential nominee of a major party in America’s history. Former Arizona Representative Gifford’s speech moved the DNC crowd to tears. “Smart women get things done,” Giffords declared, to […]

July 25, 2016

Scripps College History Chair Rita Roberts Contributes to U.S. News & World Report Article on Race Politics

It feels like 1968 all over again, or does it? Scripps College history chair Rita Roberts was interviewed recently by U.S.News & World Report writer Joseph Williams in his exploration of the similarities and contrasts between today’s racial climate of shootings, division, and unrest and the political and social turmoil of 1968. Roberts, professor of History […]

July 18, 2016

Research and Internships: Gweneth Marter ’17, Exploring a Career in Finance

A dual French and economics major, Gweneth Marter ’17 was already interested in working in the realm of finance. Her summer internship with Abacus Planning Group, a women-owned financial planning and investment firm in South Carolina, has only solidified her belief that this is precisely the field she would like to work in after graduation next spring.

May 16, 2016

Madeleine Albright’s Commencement Speech at Scripps College Offers a Lesson in Moral Finitude, as Reported by Los Angeles Times

Madeleine Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State under the Clinton administration, addressed graduating seniors at Scripps College's commencement on May 14, 2016, regarding the importance of expanding one's views in a world grown increasingly complex and fractured, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Melissa Krassenstein ’16: Reimagining Incarceration Systems for Better Care and Rehabilitation

As a child, Melissa Krassenstein’s parents and role models always encouraged her to listen for the voices that often go unheard. Growing up in Shanghai, China, Melissa was also conscious of censorship happening in many social and political contexts.