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October 31, 2018

In the Media: SCORE Director Jenn Wells Writes on Role of Student Activism on College Campus

Jenn Wells, assistant dean and director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE), published an article in the Journal of School & Society, “Facilitating Student Autonomy, Navigating Community, and Advancing Social Justice on Campus.” 

October 30, 2018

Spotlight on Staff: Meher McArthur, Scripps’ Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Curator of Academic Programs and Collections

This past June, Meher McArthur was named the first Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler curator of academic programs and collections at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. McArthur is an accomplished author, curator, and educator with expertise in Asian art.

October 29, 2018

Fletcher Jones Foundation Awards $1 Million for Endowed Scholar in Computation

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded $1 million to Scripps College for the establishment of The Fletcher Jones Scholar in Computation. The grant is matched 1:1 by former Scripps Trustee and alumna, Betsy Weinberg Smith, through the Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Foundation for a combined $2 million endowed fund.

October 25, 2018

A Pivotal Year

They start with an ambition: Examine how journalism is produced in countries with different government structures and political climates. Assess the impact of ecotourism on island ecosystems. Explore how opera companies enable people with disabilities to fully experience a live performance. Test their language skills while teaching in another country.

October 23, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Summer Thyme ’06 Fishes for Genetic Clues to Schizophrenia

Zebrafish are fast growing: They hatch three days after fertilization and reach maturity in two to three months. They’re also vertebrates, like mammals, and have similar genes and cell types as well as highly complex social and learning behaviors.

October 22, 2018

Imagining Possibilities: Science Profile on Nicole Grimwood ’16

Nicole Grimwood ’16 imagines possibilities. From creating remote control mood lighting in her residence hall room to researching modulation schemes for wireless communication, Grimwood has leveraged her liberal arts education at Scripps to launch her into a world of creative innovation and invention.

October 22, 2018

In the Media: Professor of Psychology Stacy Wood Gives Advice to Avoid Elder Financial Abuse in U.S. News

Americans are experiencing greater longevity than ever before. But, as older adults live longer lives, the chances increase that this population may lose track of their finances or fall prey to con artists.

October 18, 2018

Scripps Presents: Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines in 2011 for revealing his undocumented status in the New York Times. A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, his revelations gave new visibility to the immense challenges faced by young people who immigrated to the United States as children and have established academic and professional careers without citizenship. Vargas visits to discuss his book, Dear America, with Southern California Public Radio’s Leslie Berestein Rojas.

October 17, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Featured in Chronicle on Trending of Women’s Colleges

Scripps College was featured in an article by the Chronicle of Higher Education about increasing interest in women’s colleges.

October 16, 2018

In the Media: Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83 Featured in L.A. Times for The Shoreline Project

Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83 was featured in the Los Angeles Times for her newest art piece, “The Shoreline Project.” Turk was commissioned by the Laguna Art Museum to create the project for the museum’s annual Art & Nature festival.