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September 12, 2018

Scripps College “Ignorance in the Age of Information” Humanities Institute Event Lineup 2018

Scripps College Humanities Institute announces its fall 2018 lineup of events, lectures, and workshops on this year’s theme, “Ignorance in the Age of Information.” Despite the fact that information is more accessible to more people than ever before, we seem increasingly susceptible to deceit and manipulation via our sources of information. Is this a new phenomenon, or are we just paying more attention?

August 15, 2018

Scripps Presents announces fall 2018 events lineup

Scripps College is pleased to announce the lineup of notable speakers and performers for the fall 2018 season Scripps Presents, its signature public event series. The College will play host to diverse voices in critical conversation about relevant and riveting topics, as well as present dynamic performances by some of today’s most original artists.

August 1, 2018

John Mason’s firebrick installations on view, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College

Los Angeles was the site of a “revolution in clay” in which a small group of artists challenged studio pottery’s traditional focus on utilitarian ware to bring forth sculptural forms. One of the central figures, John Mason, emerged as a sculptor of power, creating new works in clay that claimed equal footing with art in other media. Mason went on to work with clay and space as a visionary.

June 7, 2018

Sweepstakes research led by Scripps College psychology professor highlights risk factors of consumers who fall prey to scams

A global team of researchers led by Scripps College Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood has uncovered individual characteristics that influence consumers who may not heed the old warning that “if it sounds too good to be true,” (it probably is) when it comes to falling for sweepstakes-style marketing scams.

June 1, 2018

Commission for Original Classical Composition Based on Early Feminist Saint, Marjorie Merryman

For Scripps’ third National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Award in a row, Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley will serve as the artistic director for the commission of a musical composition that sets texts from the Acts of Paul and Thecla to an original score for a vocal and instrumental ensemble. Harley has led all three NEA grants.

March 20, 2018

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Interns Present Ancient Traditions, Modern Japan

A delicately patterned lady’s comb, an intricate woodblock print, a vibrant floral kimono: these objects and others on display in Ancient Traditions, Modern Japan: Japanese Art During the 20th Century are contemporary, but they have their roots in centuries-old Japanese traditions. The exhibition, organized by Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery interns Marielle Epstein ’18, Gillian Holzer ’19, and Milena Carothers ’19, invites viewers to explore ways in which traditional Japanese art forms have been employed and adapted by artists working in the 20th century.

February 7, 2018

Scripps College in Princeton Review’s 2018 “Colleges That Pay You Back”

Scripps College earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s annual book of outstanding colleges for academics, affordability and career prospects, in its 2018 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck."

November 30, 2017

Scripps College 74th Ceramic Annual Opens January 20, 2018

The opening reception of Scripps College's 74th Ceramic Annual will take place from 7 to 9 pm at the Williamson Gallery on January 20, 2018. The event is free and open to the public. The Annual runs through Apr. 8, 2018.

September 12, 2017

Scripps College Ranked #26 in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. was ranked No. 26 among the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 ranking, also ranking 21st among high school counselors surveyed, #14 as a National Liberal Arts College with the least debt, 26th out of 38 in ethnic diversity, and 61st among Best Value Schools.

September 1, 2017

Moody’s Affirms Scripps College’s A1 Rating

Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., was recently affirmed with the highest financial rating of A1 by Moody's Investor Service, a credit rating agency responsible for setting the market standard for bond evaluations.