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Jan. 22, 2020

Spring 2020 Community Update From the President

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Dec. 4, 2019

In the Media: Laspa Executive Director Vicki Klopsch Discusses Financial Literacy with Chronicle of Higher Education

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Nov. 7, 2019

Olive and Well: College Revives Beloved Agrarian Tradition

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January 22, 2020

Spring 2020 Community Update From the President

Dear Scripps College Community Members, Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus! As we begin our spring semester, I’m eager to share the following recent College news, updates, and announcements.

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December 4, 2019

In the Media: Laspa Executive Director Vicki Klopsch Discusses Financial Literacy with Chronicle of Higher Education

Laspa Center for Leadership Executive Director Vicki Klopsch spoke to the Chronicle of Higher Education about Scripps’ financial literacy sessions. The Linda Davis Taylor Financial Literacy Program, organized by Laspa, is facilitated by Scripps alumnae who discuss topics such as budgeting, salary negotiations, credit, and loans.

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November 7, 2019

Olive and Well: College Revives Beloved Agrarian Tradition

They are strong and have a lot of character, and though they aren’t generally temperamental, they have been known to snap when pushed too hard. These are the olive trees of Scripps College.

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August 26, 2019

Fall 2019 Welcome Letter

As the new academic year begins, Scripps is preparing to welcome new and returning students, faculty, and staff to our College community.

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March 13, 2019

Laspa Center for Leadership: Annual Summit Addresses Women’s Leadership in the 21st Century

On Thursday, February 28, alumni, parents, students, and faculty from The Claremont Colleges gathered in Scripps College’s Hampton Room for the fourth annual Laspa Leadership Summit. Organized by the Laspa Center for Leadership, the summit was established to promote active dialogue about the nature of women’s leadership in the 21st century.

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October 5, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Scripps Classmates Give ‘Vote of Confidence’ to Students Registering for Midterm Elections

Self-described “friends, classmates, and policy nerds” Maggie Thompson ’20 and Harper Mills ’20, both politics majors, were recently talking about the upcoming midterm elections. The conversation grew lively (as political conversations tend to do), and they both realized how critical it was to get as many Scripps students registered to vote as possible.

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September 6, 2018

Making an Impact: New Program Connects First-Year Students with Community

This August, a week before nearly 900 students were scheduled to move in to the residence halls, more than 40 first-year students boarded buses on campus before dawn. They were headed to Los Angeles and the Inland Valley—bound to one of four nonprofit organizations—to participate in the inaugural launch of Scripps’ Impacting, Partnering, and Changing Together (IMPaCT) program.

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August 28, 2018

A Lesson in Leadership: Students Get Training in Entrepreneurship, Business, and Community Building at Laspa Student Leadership Institute

This August, the Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College held its second annual Student Leadership Institute (SLI), a four-day program designed to help students who hold leadership positions on campus—members of student government, officers of campus clubs and organizations, peer mentors, residential advisors, and others—hone their management abilities and develop community and coalition building skills.

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July 31, 2018

First-Year Students Build Community through IMPaCT, Mellon-Funded Pilot Program to Launch in August

In May 2017, Scripps was awarded a three-year New President’s Grant to support an initiative of the president’s choosing to further a project or area of importance to her. Scripps President Lara Tiedens has allocated the funds to a new pilot program for incoming students called IMPaCT (Impacting, Partnering, and Changing Together).

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April 3, 2018

Laspa’s Center for Leadership: Women and Congress Seminar

During this year’s spring break, 11 Scripps students traded their swimsuits for business suits. Through the Alternative Spring Break program, funded by Scripps’ own Laspa Center for Leadership, participants flew to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar sponsored by the Public Leadership Education Network, a national organization focused on preparing college women for leadership roles in the public policy arena.

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