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February 21, 2018

Scripps Presents: Krista Suh

Following the 2016 presidential election, when millions of people were seeking outlets for their political frustrations, Krista Suh had the idea to use handicrafts to mobilize the nation. As co-founder of the Pussyhat Project, Suh helped turn the 2017 Women’s Marches into a sea of pink-capped protestors.

February 14, 2018

From the Archives: The Love Song of T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale

T. S. Eliot hated California. In a series of private letters written in early 1933, he called it “a horrible place,” “a nightmare,” and one of America’s “two great mistakes” (the other being New York). Eliot’s correspondents were, not surprisingly, British—and the missives may be partly indicative of the poet’s longing for England, after nearly a year abroad, rather than of full-hearted contempt for California. At the very least, there was one thing about California that he was sincerely devoted to.

January 23, 2018

Humanities Institute Spring 2018 Season Focuses on Global Migration and Immigration

As narratives of nationalism continue to influence both political rhetoric and public policy in the U.S. and abroad, the spring 2018 Humanities Institute program at Scripps College is offering a timely series of lectures and discussions on issues related to global migration and immigration.

November 7, 2017

Scripps College Will Host Girls Who Code Camp

Scripps College is pleased to partner with Girls Who Code to bring computer science education to girls in our community.

October 2, 2017

Scripps Presents: Cuz: A Reading and Conversation with Danielle Allen

Political theorist and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Danielle Allen’s work usually occupies a scholarly realm. This autumn, it takes a decidedly more personal turn with Cuz, a memoir that reflects on the American criminal justice system.

September 19, 2017

Scripps Presents: The Grip of It, with Jac Jemc

Novelist Jac Jemc’s smart and uneasy page-turner is a ghost story set in the wilds of suburban America; at the book’s center is a couple whose domestic adventures take a decidedly hallucinatory and harrowing turn. Jemc, who has taught creative writing at Notre Dame and Lake Forest College, talks with Scripps’ Adam Novy about her latest literary escapade.

August 28, 2017

Scripps College Move-In Day: Meet the Class of 2021

On Thursday, August 24, the Scripps community welcomed the Class of 2021 to campus as part of its annual Move-In Day. We spoke to a few of the 329 members of our newest class about why they chose Scripps and what they are most looking forward to as the academic year begins. For more on […]

August 11, 2017

Scripps College Announces Fall 2017 Season of Scripps Presents Public Events Series

Scripps Presents at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., has announced its fall 2017 public events season featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz, musician and author Art Garfunkel, editor-actress-writer-style guru Tavi Gevinson, and writers and scholars Kwame Anthony Appiah, Danielle Allen, Jac Jemc, Carina Chocano, plus concerts showcasing contemporary musicians La Misa Negra, Meklit, and La Victoria.

June 19, 2017

25 Years of Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships at the Williamson Gallery of Scripps College

For the 25th consecutive year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Scripps College will welcome three interns funded by the Getty Foundation through its Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program. The Williamson has participated in the program since the founding of the gallery in 1993, the same year the program was launched. Initiated in the wake of […]

May 30, 2017

Class of 2017: Scripps College Graffiti Wall: Seniors Make Their Marks

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds its signatures. Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and attitudes of students over the decades.