News Releases Archive

Professor Kathleen Purvis-Roberts Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

– CLAREMONT, California – March 18, 2016 Professor Kathleen Purvis- Roberts has been awarded a 2016–17 Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF), a program run by the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine. One of only 12 academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning to be selected this year, Purvis-Roberts will work […]

Added: March 18, 2016


Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards Winners for 2014­–15 Announced

– CLAREMONT, California – March 16, 2016 Scripps College recently announced the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards, honoring faculty for outstanding teaching and scholarship for the 2014­­–15 academic year. The awards are named in honor of Mary Wig Johnson, a 1935 alumna and philanthropist, whose support of Scripps College included serving as a trustee and […]

Added: March 16, 2016


In Memory of Joan Rechtin Lincoln ’49

Ceramicist, philanthropist, former mayor, and city councilwoman Joan Rechtin Lincoln ’49 passed away on March 7.

Added: March 15, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Susan Rankaitis, Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art

Susan Rankaitis holds the Fletcher Jones Chair of Studio Art at Scripps College. An artist herself, her works are most often defined as experimental photography or combined media. She has been included in over 100 museum exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has been the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Flintridge Foundation Award in the Visual Arts and fellowships from the Avery, Borchard, Djerassi, Mellon and Graves Foundations. Rankaitis has been involved in collaborative projects with neuroscientist David Somers, dancer/choreographer John Pennington, biologist Robert Sinsheimer, poet Amy M. Wai Man and writer Paul Monette.

Added: March 9, 2016


Professor Aaron Leconte Receives Prestigious Cottrell Award

Aaron Leconte, assistant professor of chemistry at the W.M. Keck Science Department, a collaboration between Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, has been awarded a three-year early career grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement.

Added: March 2, 2016


Commencement 2016: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright To Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver the College’s 2016 Commencement address on May 14. “We proudly welcome Dr. Albright to Scripps College, and eagerly anticipate a glimpse of the person ‘behind the position’ that so many of us admire for her history-making role as America’s first female Secretary of State,” Amy Marcus-Newhall, interim president of Scripps College, said.

Added: February 22, 2016


Scripps Presents: Nancy Pelosi to Students “There’s a Special Place in Heaven for People Who Vote”

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her trademark humor and pointed yet graceful conversational style while discussing a range of political and personal topics at a Scripps Presents: Conversations noontime event on February 18. More than 500 students and community members attended, erupting in appreciative laughter, particularly at her closing pronouncement that she believes “there’s a special place in heaven for people who vote.”

Added: February 19, 2016


Scripps College in Princeton Review’s 2016 “Colleges That Pay You Back”

– CLAREMONT, California – February 11, 2016 Scripps College earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s annual book of outstanding colleges for academics, affordability and career prospects. The College is profiled in the new 2016 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” […]

Added: February 11, 2016


Professor Vanessa Tyson and Mia Shackelford ’17 Featured on KPCC’s “Air Talk”

Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, participated in a panel discussion on the KPCC-FM (88.3) radio show, “Air Talk,” presented before an audience at Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theater and broadcast live on February 10.

Added: February 11, 2016


CP&R Releases 2016 Scripps College Resume Book

This is our fifth year in publishing the competitive resumes of nearly 100 Scripps graduates currently in the job market.

Added: February 5, 2016