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May 5, 2016

Scripps Presents: Summer 2016 Season Featuring a Conversation with Barbara Boxer

Scripps Presents wraps up its 2016 Conversations series with an event on Saturday, June 11, featuring California Senator Barbara Boxer. Boxer will visit campus to discuss her recent memoir, The Art of the Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, and her life in public service.

April 15, 2016

Visiting Faculty: Anouar Benmalek, Novelist and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Paris-Sud

Anouar Benmalek, an esteemed novelist, journalist, mathematician, and poet, will present at Scripps College on Tuesday, April 19, on the topic “From the Shoah to the Herero Genocide: A Singular Journey from an Arab Writer” for the O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture.

April 14, 2016

Washington Business Journal Reports That Catherine Townsend ’86 Is the New President of the Trust for the National Mall

Scripps College alum Catherine Townsend '86, a nonprofit consultant who was formerly executive director of the D.C. Public Education Fund, takes the helm as president of the Trust for the National Mall.

March 28, 2016

The Scripps Experience: Study Abroad and Global Education, Reflections from Scripps Students Abroad

The Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE) program is Scripps’ resource for students interested in studying abroad. Most students study away for one semester (either fall or spring) during their junior year; in fact, more than half of the Scripps junior class participates in a SAGE experience every year. For this slideshow, we asked returning students to share some of […]

March 10, 2016

Hannah Beth Jackson ’71 Among Top 11 Women in American Politics

The Huffington Post notes women are making progress at the federal, state and city levels of government beyond household names like Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, listing 11 high-profile politicians of note, including Scripps College's own Hannah Beth Jackson '71.

February 19, 2016

Los Angeles Times Features Scripps Presents Event with Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson engaged in a lively and pointed discussion with a near-capacity crowd of students, faculty, staff, and members of the Scripps community at a noontime Scripps Presents event on February 18.

February 10, 2016

Huffington Post Features Dr. Mark Golub’s Article on Student Activism

Mark Golub, associate professor of politics at Scripps College, explores in Huffington Post how anti-racist norms coexist with persistent conditions of racial oppression on college campuses across the country.    

January 29, 2016

Angela Davis Holds Scripps Students Spellbound During Scripps Presents Event

Angela Davis, a revolutionary author, scholar, and activist, speaks on radical activism at event hosted by Scripps Presents. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Imani Tate captured highlights from the talk.   Read more  

January 29, 2016

USN&WR Features Professor Vanessa Tyson on Clinton’s Lack of Connection with Millennial Voters

Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, explains in an opinion article for U.S.News & World Report the challenges Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faces with the youth vote in Iowa prior to the Democratic caucuses on February 1.  Clinton lacks the popularity that competitor Bernie Sanders enjoys for a variety of reasons, […]

January 7, 2016

Professor of Anthropology Lara Deeb’s New Book Featured

Lara Deeb, professor of anthropology at Scripps College, was interviewed by Jadaliyya about her new book, "Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East," with co-author Jessica Winegar, associate professor of anthropology at Northwestern University.