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April 24, 2018

Awards and Honors: Lina Mihret ’18 and Madeline Sy ’18 Awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships

Scripps seniors Lina Mihret ’18 and Madeline Sy ’18 have been named Thomas J. Watson Fellows for 2018. The Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant that funds independent research and exploration outside of the United States; it is awarded to graduating seniors nominated by one of 40 partner colleges. Mihret and Sy were chosen from a pool of 149 applicants, with only 40 students awarded grants.

April 12, 2018

Awards and Honors: Erin Matheson ’18 Awarded Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship to Pursue Diabetes Prevention in Chile

Erin Matheson ’18, a biochemistry major from Golden, Colorado, has always had an inclination toward the sciences and public benefit. “All my life, I’ve been inspired by people who have used scientific applications to improve the everyday lives of others,” she says. This summer, funded by a $10,000 grant through Davis Projects for Peace, Matheson will travel to Chile to establish a preventative diabetes program there. Her project, “Community Health: Comprehensive Approaches to Diabetes Prevention in Valparaíso, Chile,” will take a holistic approach to prevention, focusing on nutrition and exercise as well as pre-screenings and medical care.

March 27, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Women’s History Month: Programming Celebrates Leadership in Action

As a women’s institution, Scripps College constantly celebrates female leadership, empowerment, and achievement. Yet March, marked by Women’s History Month, calls for extra attention. Since the month’s designation in 1987, Scripps has honored women’s contributions to history and society through additional programming and events. This year, students had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar; lunch with women composers who are breaking new ground; listen to Opal Tometi, CEO of Black Alliance for Just Immigration, speak about racial justice; and to learn about sustainability through a feminist lens through SCORE’s Sustainability Series.

March 9, 2018

In the Media: Alumna Catherine Collinson Talks Women’s Retirement on CNBC

Not only do women make less money than men, but they are more likely to take time out of the workforce to care for children or parents, thereby lessening their overall lifetime earnings. This can have severe implications for women’s retirement, and it turns out, women haven’t been saving enough.

March 2, 2018

In the Media: Roberto Pedace Discusses Diversity in Film on NPR

On the eve of the 2018 Academy Awards, Roberto Pedace, professor of economics at Scripps College, spoke on NPR’s 1A on diversity in film and what changes in representation mean for Hollywood’s bottom line.

March 1, 2018

Spotlight on the Faculty: Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace Research Examines Gender and Racial Biases and Film Revenue

Why are female and non-white actors underrepresented in Hollywood films? Scripps Economics Professor Roberto Pedace has authored a study, “Homogeneity in Hollywood: Discrimination in Motion Pictures,” that attempts to answer this question. The study, which was aided by Scripps alumna Guadalupe De La Cruz  ’11 and Zoe Pinczower (CMC ’17), considers the role of the film […]

February 2, 2018

Announcing Scripps College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker: Civil Rights Activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault

I am pleased to announce Scripps College’s 2018 commencement speaker: civil rights activist and award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

November 29, 2017

The Scripps Experience: The Babes and Blankets CLORG

Babes and Blankets, the club/organization (CLORG at Scripps), meets weekly to knit and crochet blankets, scarves, and other yarn crafts, which they then donate to local nonprofit organizations and groups in need. Babes and Blankets partners with Binky Patrol, which gives baby blankets to hospitals, and the Red Scarf Project, which provides scarves to foster youth in college, among others.

November 20, 2017

Scripps College Professor Lahnna Catalino on Prioritizing Positivity

In a recent Vice article, Scripps College Professor Lahnna Catalino points out in her research on “prioritizing positivity” that structuring your day around activities that make you feel happy can boost your well-being.

November 8, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: Psychology and Neuroscience: Professor Michael Spezio and Students Travel to Europe for NSF Research Project

  This past summer was a long time coming for Vanessa Hayes ’18 and Yuqing Lei ’18. As researchers in Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Michael Spezio’s lab at Scripps College for three and four years, respectively, Hayes and Lei have been developing the theoretical foundation and hard skills necessary to assist in cognitive neuroscience […]