From the Archives

December 19, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Maril Davis ’94: An Award-Winning Producer Talks about Her Career in Television

After majoring in theatre at Scripps College, Maril Davis ’94 briefly attended acting school before deciding to pursue her love of television by working behind the scenes. Now, she’s an executive producer of Starz’s award-winning historical drama Outlander, a series she pushed to create.

December 18, 2017

Scripps College History Professor Corey Tazzara Publishes Book on the Birth of Modern Free Trade

Corey Tazzara, assistant professor of history at Scripps College, recently announced his new book, The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World, has been published by Oxford University Press.

December 18, 2017

Samella Lewis Collection Exhibition Is a Tribute to the Scripps College Professor Emerita

A remarkable collection by renowned artists of color and women artists is the source for the upcoming exhibition, Foundations of Fortitude: Selections from the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College, and runs from Jan. 8 to Feb. 21, 2018. The exhibition honors the life and work of Scripps College professor emeritas and legendary artist Samella Lewis, now 93.

December 15, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Leila Mansouri, Assistant Professor of English

This fall, four new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. The Claremont Colleges also welcome one visiting assistant professor. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Leila Mansouri, who joins the College as assistant professor of English.

December 13, 2017

Betsy Smith ’74 Named President and Chief Executive of Central Park Conservancy

Scripps College alumna Betsy Smith, a member of the College's board of trustees since 1995, has been named president and chief executive of Central Park Conservancy in New York, according to an article in The New York Times.

December 12, 2017

The Scripps Experience: First-Generation @ Scripps Newsletter: Chronicling the Experiences of First-Gen Students

As the College welcomed its largest-ever cohort of first-year students this past fall, the First-Generation @ Scripps Newsletter was preparing to introduce the Scripps community to a few of those new faces on campus. The newsletter, currently in its fifth volume, is edited by the First-Gen Program co-coordinators and speaks to the experiences of Scripps students who are the first in their families to attend college. Co-coordinators Evelyn Gonzalez ’18 and Clarisse Salazar ’18 decided that “firsts” would be an appropriate theme to kick off the most recent issue.  

December 12, 2017

Tyson invited to NPR to speak on sexual misconduct in Washington

Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, was invited to provide commentary on Wisconsin Public Radio following Monday's news conference in New York by three women who renewed their allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.

December 7, 2017

Suzanne Muchnic ’62 Receives Critical Praise, and Book Award, for LACMA So Far

A recent Los Angeles Public Library book review lauds the work of author and Scripps College alumna Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 for her meticulous research and compelling writing on LACMA So Far: Portrait of a Museum in the Making, a fascinating history of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

December 6, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Ethan Van Arnam, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

This fall, five new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including Ethan Van Arnam, who is an assistant professor of chemistry at the W. M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Van Arnam grew up in southeastern Connecticut and received his BA in chemistry from Bowdoin College in 2007. He completed his PhD in chemistry at Caltech in 2013, where he studied chemical interactions between drugs and their protein targets.

December 5, 2017

Pedace Research Looks at Gender and Racial Biases on Hollywood Box Office Revenue

Research by Scripps College economist Roberto Pedace sheds light on why Hollywood films aren't more diverse, as explained in recent articles in The Conversation and the Los Angeles Times.