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October 31, 2017

Lynne Thompson’s Dirge for Murdered Black Girls Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

A poem by Lynne Thompson '72, Dirge for Murdered Black Girls, was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. 

October 23, 2017

Spotlight on Staff: Sue Castagnetto, Director of The Intercollegiate Feminist Center

Sue Castagnetto, who serves as the director of the Intercollegiate Feminist Center (IFC) and is a lecturer in the philosophy department at Scripps, has led the IFC for the past 18 years. Her wealth of knowledge is reflected in the stacks of papers and books that overflow around us.

October 22, 2017

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in the Age of Trump

For many women, the Trump administration’s policy priorities have ushered in undulating waves of panic, frustration, and outrage. For the feminist contributors to Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding’s anthology Nasty Women, putting pen to page is one of the most important ways to mobilize. The editors, along with Carina Chocano, one of their Los Angeles­–based authors, visit to talk about writing as activism with Scripps Writing Program Director and Associate Professor Kimberly Drake.

October 15, 2017

Scripps Magazine: Art Forms

Alison Saar ’78 Weight, at first glance, appears to be a young girl playing on a swing, until one realizes that the child is stripped bare. Her swing is attached to a broken branch that hangs from a vintage cotton scale. Her weight is counterbalanced with a coal scuttle “cornucopia” of tools of domestic labor—a […]

October 13, 2017

Scripps is Top College for Helping Students Put Passions to Work

Scripps College is one of a half dozen liberal arts colleges highlighted in an article on Study International's website for nurturing a student's entrepreneurial spirit through exploratory learning.

October 12, 2017

Scripps Magazine: Revolution & Ritual — The photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero

“If there is an occupation suitable for women, it is photography.” So declared the Mexico City newspaper El Mundo in 1899. It went on: “They have the aptitude and an extraordinary manual dexterity and, above all, they serve better than a man to make portraits of women, arranging their headdresses and getting them in positions with a confidence and a thoroughness that would be impossible for persons of the opposite sex.”

October 11, 2017

Biologist Melissa Coleman Featured in Current Biology Journal

Associate Professor of Biology Melissa Coleman is featured in the Oct. 9, 2017 issue of Current Biology about her work as a neuroscientist at the W.M. Keck Science Department of Scripps College, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer College.

October 11, 2017

Scripps Magazine: Focus on the Faculty — Susan Rankaitis, Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art

“I don’t call it retirement, I call it downsizing from two careers to one,” says Susan Rankaitis. This past July, Rankaitis, who joined Scripps’ Art Department in fall 1990 as the Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art, began two years of phased retirement. She will no longer teach classes but will continue to write letters of recommendation for her advisees and colleagues. She will also be devoting significantly more time to her own art practice.

October 4, 2017

Ken Gonzales-Day on What the Murals of LA Say About Us

Scripps College professor of photography Ken Gonzales-Day was recently featured in a Press Play interview by Madeleine Brand for KCRW-FM radio, discussing his Los Angeles murals exhibit at the Skirball for PST: LA/LA 2017.

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Leake ’15 Wins U.S. Masters Swimming Event in Open Waters

Scripps College alumna Mackenzie Leake '15 has continued to pursue her lifelong love of swimming and recently won the one-mile long event of the U.S. Masters Swimming Sprint Distance Open Water National Championship of 2017, in SeaTac, Wash.