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May 13, 2019

Tselot Aklilu ’21 Awarded Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Sophomore Tselot Aklilu’s interest in community building and social justice began when she was just nine years old, when she moved from her native Ethiopia to Washington, D.C.

May 3, 2019

Gabriela Ochoa ’19 Receives Presentation Award at West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference

Gabriela Ochoa ’19 received the award for best poster presentation in Ecology and Evolution at the 44th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Ochoa presented her thesis work with biology lecturer Dr. Elise Ferree, which focuses on the competitive interactions between house finches and black phoebes on the campuses on the Claremont Colleges.

April 29, 2019

Awards and Honors: Clarissa Ylagan ’19 Earns Davis Projects for Peace Award

Clarissa Ann Ylagan ’19 is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all, with a special passion for raising awareness about eating disorders. “The stigma associated with eating disorders is detrimental to those suffering and at risk, often preventing people from seeking help,” she says.

April 26, 2019

Awards and Honors: Jessica Mei ’22 Receives First-Year Award from the Claremont Colleges Library

Jessica Mei ’22 received the First-Year Award as part of the Claremont Colleges Library’s sixth annual Library Undergraduate Research Awards, which honor students who demonstrate exemplary original research and scholarship. Mei’s project, “Through the Looking Glass:  Donald Trump’s Rhetoric, Heteronormativity, and Homosociality,” examines how society reacts to Trump’s behaviors, and how that reaction is often […]

April 23, 2019

Scripps College Junior Bergen Carloss Receives Strauss Foundation Scholarship

Scripps College junior Bergen Carloss has received a $15,000 scholarship from the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation to fund an enrichment program for a Los Angeles elementary school.

February 8, 2019

A Star is Born: Museum Acquires Artist’s Book on Constellations by Lauren Koenig

Look up at the sky, and there’s a chance you’ll be able to spot Ursa Major, Andromeda, or even Cassiopeia—certainly the Big Dipper. However, you may have a harder time identifying the Aquila constellation. That’s because, as dual English and history major Lauren Koenig ’20 explains, most of our knowledge of the constellations comes from Greek mythology.

February 1, 2019

Awards and Honors: Professor Stacey Wood Earns Borchard Grant to Study Role of Emotional Appeals in Mass Marketing Scams

When Vivian Murphy wrote out the check for an $890 processing fee, it seemed like nothing in comparison to the $1.5 million she would get in return from the well-known direct marketing and sweepstakes company Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

August 8, 2018

Awards and Honors: Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley Receives NEA Grant to Commission New Music by Alumna Marjorie Merryman ’72

Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley will serve as the artistic director for the commission of a musical composition that sets texts from the Acts of Paul and Thecla, a second-century apocryphal writing, to an original score for a vocal and instrumental ensemble.

July 26, 2018

Awards and Honors: Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson Awarded Stanford University CASBS Fellowship

Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson has been awarded a fellowship to attend the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.

June 26, 2018

Awards and Honors: Mellon Foundation Awards $800,000 to Scripps College Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiatives

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $800,000 to Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., for support of the College’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiative. The three-part initiative provides funding for summer undergraduate research fellowships, professional development for faculty, and new clinic courses that will pair faculty and students with community organizations throughout greater Los Angeles to address complex community issues using a humanistic approach.