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Results in the Classroom Earn Athenas and Stags Scholar All-America Team Honors

The reigning conference champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams have had a great deal of success in and out of the pool over the years. The list of accolades continues to grow as both the Stags and the Athenas were recognized as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) in an announcement on Jan. 27. The award recognizes teams whose grade-point average totaled 3.0 or higher during the 2015 Fall semester. The men's team compiled a GPA of 3.27, and the women's average was 3.38 during that time period.

Added: February 3, 2016

Office of Public Events and Community Programs Launches Scripps Presents

Scripps Presents is committed to hosting eye-opening, mind-bending, genre-defying tête-à-têtes with iconic and emerging thinkers and doers, writers and performers, whose passion and perspective are changing the way we see the world.

Added: January 22, 2016

Spotlight on Staff: Rima Shah, Director of EmPOWER Center

This month heralds the opening of the 7C EmPOWER Center for survivors of sexual assault. The center provides free, confidential advocacy and support to 7C students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, as well as programs that will develop organically through collaborations between students, faculty, staff, and the newly appointed director of the center, Rima Shah.

Added: January 22, 2016

Make 2016 Your Year to Shine

– CLAREMONT, California – January 15, 2016 In 2016, may your intellect, passion, and ideas light up change and make the world a little brighter for everyone.

Added: January 15, 2016

Announcing the Passing of Stephanie Probst Rasines ’71

– CLAREMONT, California – January 15, 2016 Dear Members of the Scripps College Community,   I am sorry to announce that Scripps College Emerita Trustee Stephanie Probst Rasines ’71 died on January 9, 2016 from pancreatic cancer complications. Stephanie, who was an exceptionally devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend, is survived by her husband, Richard […]

Added: January 15, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Andrew Jacobs, Mary W. Johnson ’35 and J. Stanley Johnson Professorship in Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies

Andrew Jacobs was appointed to the Mary W. Johnson ’35 and J. Stanley Johnson Chair Professorship in Humanities in 2015. Established in 1995, the professorship acknowledges Jacobs as a tenured senior faculty member and recognizes his outstanding teaching and contributions to the interdisciplinary humanities.

Added: January 12, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Jih-Fei Cheng, Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Jih-Fei Cheng joins the Scripps faculty this fall as assistant professor in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Cheng completed his PhD in American studies and ethnicity, with an emphasis in visual studies, at the University of Southern California. His dissertation, AIDS and Its Afterlives: Race, Gender, and the Queer Radical Imagination, examines how experimental videos produced by AIDS activists during the 1980s until the mid-90s continue to politically intervene into contemporary popular media and social movements.

Added: October 29, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Claudia Arteaga, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Claudia Arteaga comes to Scripps College from Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she is in the process of completing her PhD in Spanish literature. She previously earned her BA in linguistics and literature from Catholic University in Lima, Peru. Arteaga’s scholarship centers on Andean studies, in particular how political and social activism is expressed by Andean indigenous people through audiovisual media. We recently interviewed her to learn more about her work and what she’ll be focusing on at Scripps.

Added: October 23, 2015

Spotlight on Faculty: Kasper Kovitz, Assistant Professor of Art

Originally from Vienna, Kasper Kovitz joins Scripps College as an Assistant Professor of Art after teaching for several years in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Kovitz is also an artist, and in his work he employs non-traditional materials—substances such as blueberry jam, dirt, and tree sap—to explore the concepts of borders, violence, and identity. His work has been included in exhibitions in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, and ARCO Madrid.

Added: October 14, 2015

Yahoo Finance Canada reports Scripps College is among Top 100 Smartest Liberal Arts Colleges in America

It’s no surprise that Scripps College is ranked as one of the nation’s “overall smartest” colleges as reported by Yahoo Finance Canada, Business Insider and other media outlets, and based on IPEDS data and US News & World Report rankings. In addition, an online news site called StartClass has ranked Scripps as #20 in its SmartRating system for Best Colleges in the West, as reported by

Added: October 8, 2015