September 22, 2016
This semester, the Scripps College Humanities Institute will present a series of programs around the theme “The ‘War on Terror’: 15 Years Later.” Professor of Anthropology and chair of the department Lara Deeb, who directs the institute, hopes to encourage students to look critically at U.S. policies, both abroad and at home, related to the “global war on terror” that President George W. Bush declared after the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Deeb has organized a series of workshops and discussions featuring scholars, activists, and artists whose work focuses on or intersects with issues such as foreign policy, immigration, national security, and civil liberties.
September 21, 2016
The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) honored Catherine Collinson ‘85, president of the nonprofit foundation Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, with a Hero Award at the organization’s 20th anniversary event in Washington, D.C.
September 12, 2016
September 2016 marks the fifteen-year anniversary of President George W. Bush’s declaration that the United States was now engaged in a global “war on terror.” The fall 2016 Scripps College Humanities Institute lineup features a series of lectures and discussions about how this global war on terror has–and has not–changed both the United States and […]
September 8, 2016
When it comes to race and politics, there are few as incisive as Melissa Harris-Perry. Moving effortlessly from Beyoncé to Black Lives Matter, feminism to Flint, Michigan, the former MSNBC host, editor-at-large at ELLE.com, and BET correspondent brings her insightful and provocative cultural critique to the Scripps Presents stage for a conversation with Scripps professor Myriam J. A. Chancy.
August 31, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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 […]