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September 21, 2016

Catherine Collinson ’85 Receives Hero Award

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) honored Catherine Collinson ‘85, president of the nonprofit foundation Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, with a Hero Award at the organization’s 20th anniversary event in Washington, D.C.

September 9, 2016

Scripps College Offers Scholarship for High School Students in Upstate New York

In 2013, the family of Tia Palermo, a longtime resident of Livingston County, established a scholarship at Scripps College in her memory. Through her dedication and hard work, Tia supported herself as she obtained a bachelor’s degree in education.  One of her daughters, Zoe Ravich McNitt ’12, attended Scripps College, a private women’s liberal arts […]

August 19, 2016

Scripps College Student Noor Hamdy Co-Authors Article on Egypt’s Timely Amendment of Protest Law

Noor Hamdy ’18, a student at Scripps College majoring in politics and Middle East and North Africastudies, and whose research interests are in Egyptian politics has co-authored an article for The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. While serving as an intern this summer at The Tahrir Institute, Hamdy wrote about the changes to Egypt’s protest […]

July 18, 2016

Research and Internships: Gweneth Marter ’17 Is Exploring a Career in Finance

A dual French and economics major, Gweneth Marter ’17 was already interested in working in the realm of finance. Her summer internship with Abacus Planning Group, a women-owned financial planning and investment firm in South Carolina, has only solidified her belief that this is precisely the field she would like to work in after graduation next spring.

July 7, 2016

Research and Internships: Amanda Maheras ’17: Understanding the Human Brain through Zebrafish

What can humans learn from zebrafish? According to Amanda Maheras ’17, apparently quite a lot. As Maheras explains, “Zebrafish brains have the capacity to regenerate, so we can utilize zebrafish as a model organism to better understand brain regeneration and repair. This not only provides insight into human concussions, but also other neurological disorders.”

May 17, 2016

Class of 2016: Fulbright Recipients Delighted to Teach Abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has awarded grants for five Scripps College students to participate in English Teaching Assistant Programs abroad in the coming year, two in Malaysia and one each in Mexico, Germany, and Mongolia. “Fulbrighters” Grace Dahlstrom ’16, Aishwarya Subramanian ’16, Xitlaly Sanchez ’16, Halay Wilhelm ’16, and Zoe Dilles ’16 will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of their respective host countries, interacting on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks.

May 13, 2016

Class of 2016: Michelle Ozaki ’16: Dedicated to Finding a Cure for Cancer

Michelle Ozaki ’16 didn’t have to travel far from her hometown of Pasadena, California, to find what she was looking for in a college. She always knew she wanted to be a science major, but she also wanted a close community, small classes, and a beautiful campus. She chose Scripps because it had it all and more—including a collaborative and supportive classroom environment and state-of-the-art research facilities for the biology major.

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Capstone Day Highlights: Celebrating Student Research

  Capstone Day celebrates the academic accomplishments of the senior class, an annual tradition at Scripps since 2009. Each May, the Scripps community gathers to support the senior presenters and applaud the interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty. Capstone Day presentations highlight the best senior theses from a range of disciplines as nominated and selected […]

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Melissa Krassenstein ’16: Reimagining Incarceration Systems for Better Care and Rehabilitation

As a child, Melissa Krassenstein’s parents and role models always encouraged her to listen for the voices that often go unheard. Growing up in Shanghai, China, Melissa was also conscious of censorship happening in many social and political contexts.

May 4, 2016

Laspa Center for Leadership: We Act Action and Research Grants Recipients Announced for 2016

The Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College has awarded five We Act Action and Research Grants for 2016. Each student recipient will execute a yearlong, self-designed project to “transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action, demonstrate creative and effective problem-solving, create partnerships in the public or private sector, and produce outcomes that make a […]