News Releases Archive

Spotlight on Faculty: Vanessa Tyson, Assistant Professor of Politics

This fall Vanessa Tyson joined Scripps College as an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her forthcoming book, Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the U.S. House, explores structural inequality in the U.S. and how members of Congress have formed multiracial coalitions as a strategy to provide for […]

Added: October 8, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Rory Spence, Assistant Professor of Biology

Rory Spence joined Scripps College this fall as an assistant professor of biology, teaching in the neuroscience program and in the W.M. Keck Science Department. His research focuses on the brain’s ability to repair itself after injury or disease. The Office of Marketing and Communications recently interviewed him as part of our ongoing New Faculty […]

Added: October 1, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Michelle Decker, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Decker joined the College this fall as assistant professor of English with a specialization in global Anglophone literatures. Her current book project, African Genres: Literature, Geography, and Poetics in the Long East Coast, examines the intersections of aesthetics, politics, and culture through the effects of imperialism in eastern Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Added: September 23, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Kevin Williamson, Assistant Professor of Dance

Kevin Williamson, assistant professor of dance and Los Angeles–based movement artist, joins the College this fall. His choreography, touted by one reviewer as being “crafty and taut” and “moody and intense,” is centered on using the body to explore ideas about our evolving identities. The Office of Marketing and Communication caught up with Professor Williamson as he was settling in after the rush of back-to-school activities.

Added: September 17, 2015

Scripps College Announces Lori Bettison-Varga Endowment Fund

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 11, 2015) — On September 8, Scripps College announced the establishment of The Lori Bettison-Varga Endowment Fund for Student Thesis and Research Support. The fund will focus on supporting senior thesis/senior capstone projects, a Scripps tradition and the pinnacle of the College’s academic program. As seniors, Scripps students are required to conduct […]

Added: September 11, 2015

$25 Million Gift Establishes Center for Creativity and Collaboration for the 5Cs

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 10, 2015) — “The challenges we face today call for audacious thinkers and doers who can work collaboratively and creatively across disciplines.” —Rick Sontag (HMC ’64) In making a $25 million gift that will benefit the five undergraduate campuses of The Claremont Colleges, Rick and Susan Sontag hope to help some of […]

Added: September 10, 2015

U.S.News & World Report Ranks Scripps College 29th Best Liberal Arts College in Nation

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 9, 2015) — U.S.News & World Report ranks Scripps College 29th on its annual list of America’s best liberal arts colleges. Key contributing factors to Scripps’ top-tier position include scores for lowest student debt, high school counselor assessment, small classes, and student-faculty ratio. Scripps also ranks #24 among top 25 National Liberal Arts […]

Added: September 9, 2015

Scripps College is highlighted prominently in Westways’ feature on SoCal College towns

Scripps’ Margaret Fowler Garden, Distinguished Speakers Series (, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (rcwg, and Clark Humanities Museum (, are highlighted in Westways’ September 2015 feature on SoCal College towns.

Added: September 4, 2015

ABCNews mentions Scripps College in story about housing solutions at small colleges

ABCNews picked up a story filed by Associated Press reporter Sally Ho that highlights what small colleges like Scripps College are doing to accommodate the housing needs of growing numbers of first year students.

Added: August 17, 2015

LA Times mentions Scripps as having “best food” in U.S. college rankings story

The Los Angeles Times mentions Scripps College in a story highlighting the California colleges whose culinary offerings for students rate them among the nation’s best. The accolades for Scripps fare are from student survey results that were recently published by The Princeton Review in its 2016 “Best 380 Colleges” college guide. Read The Los Angeles Times story here.

Added: August 5, 2015