News Releases Archive

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

Pat Fisher-Smith Welsh ’51 featured in Los Angeles Times

Best-selling author and gardening guru Pat Fisher-Smith Welsh ’51 promotes moving away from over-watered lawns in Southern California to drought-tolerant landscapes. Welsh is quoted in the Los Angeles Times’ front-page section of the May 17, 2015, Sunday edition.

Added: May 20, 2015

KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, Interviews Scripps College Professor Ken Gonzales-Day

KPCC 89.3 FM's culture show, The Frame, features Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day as he discusses his newest art show exploring a dark chapter of California's early history: the lynchings of hundreds of Mexican and Chinese immigrants.

Added: May 1, 2015

Los Angeles Times Art Critic Favorably Reviews Scripps College Professor Ken Gonzales-Day’s Newest Show

The Los Angeles Times reviews Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day's newest art show, "Run Up," which also includes a short film depicting the last known lynching of a Mexican immigrant in California.

Added: April 15, 2015