News Releases Archive

Sage Advice and More for First-years

Scripps College’s residence halls, known for their beauty and timeless architecture, are well-represented in a series of photo essays targeting the Class of 2019 by The Los Angeles Times. The series provides some handy tips and advice for this fall’s college-bound first-year students, including a checklist of dorm must-haves and helpful lessons from upperclassmen.

Added: July 24, 2015


Water Conservation Project Update

Dear Community, As some of you may have seen, there are a lot of moving parts on the campus as we work on water conservation projects. The Jaqua lawns have been removed in preparation for installation of a lower water using lawn (Bandera bermuda). This lawn is expected to use 30% less water than the […]

Added: July 14, 2015


Achieving Student Success for All in STEM

CLAREMONT, Calif. (July 10, 2015) — A successful recruiting tool targeting first-generation students, women, and students from underrepresented groups in science, the Summer Science Immersion Program (SSIP) of the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges was profiled in the spring 2015 issue of PeerReview, a publication of the Association of […]

Added: July 10, 2015


Scripps College Announces Departure of President Lori Bettison-Varga

CLAREMONT, Calif. (July 8, 2015) — Inspiring leader credited with advancing Scripps’ academic excellence, fiscal strength, and institutional reputation will join the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Lori Bettison-Varga, president of Scripps College since 2009, will leave her post this fall, Scripps College announced today. Bettison-Varga has been named President and Director of […]

Added: July 8, 2015


Secretary of State Kerry recognizes Scripps College as top producer of Fulbright scholars

CLAREMONT, Calif. (June 26, 2015) —

Added: June 26, 2015


Scripps Alumna Represents Aloha State in National Competition

Emma Wo ’12, the current reigning Miss Hawaii USA, is representing the Aloha State in the 2015 Miss USA competition in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The honors media studies and English literature graduate has applied her academic preparation as an executive at Bennet Group Public Relations, where she represents clients in travel tourism and real estate.

Added: June 25, 2015


Semper Fortis—Always Courageous

Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords ’93 was honored by the U.S. Navy with the christening of a littoral (close to shore) combat ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords, on June 14, 2015.

Added: June 19, 2015


Entrepreneur’s Passion for Design is Rooted in her Scripps Education

Anne Michaelsen Yahn ’85 was recently featured in a Los Angeles Times article for the continued success of her Newport Beach-based interior design firm. As owner and principal of Anne Michaelsen Design, Inc. for over 30 years, Yahn credits her achievements in part to her classical training and art history education at Scripps College.

Added: June 9, 2015


Nancy Macko and the Real Bee

Professor of Art Nancy Macko has spent the last two decades delving into gender symbolism offered by honeybees’ female-governed and highly successful social structures. Her current work focuses on the political and ecological realities of bee survival and was recently covered by KCET Artbound.

Added: June 1, 2015


Where MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellows Went to College | Cecilia Conrad

Cecilia Conrad, Vice President of the MacArthur Fellows Program and former Dean of Faculty for Scripps College, explores the educational backgrounds of more than 900 MacArthur “Genius” Fellows in an article for the Huffington Post. She concludes that private liberal arts and women’s colleges provide educational environments most conducive for creative minds to develop through practices such as lower faculty-student ratios, discussion vs. lecture-based pedagogy, the high value placed on teaching skills, and the residential college atmosphere.

Added: May 28, 2015