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Oct. 22, 2020

Visiting Lecturer Jessica Christian ’07 Connects the United States’ Past to Its Present

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Oct. 15, 2020

In the Media: “Be Slower, Do Less,” Michelle Decker Tells the Chronicle of Higher Education

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Spotlight on Staff: Queer Resource Center Director Sharon Chia Claros

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October 22, 2020

Visiting Lecturer Jessica Christian ’07 Connects the United States’ Past to Its Present

For Visiting Lecturer of History Jessica Christian ’07, the past is always present. Although she’s teaching an introduction to US history course, the subjects she’s covering—which include disease, colonization, environmentalism, and politics—feel both modern and familiar in a year marked by a global pandemic, protests for racial justice, and an unprecedented presidential election season.

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October 15, 2020

In the Media: “Be Slower, Do Less,” Michelle Decker Tells the Chronicle of Higher Education

Assistant Professor of English Michelle Decker spoke to the Chronicle of Higher Education about the analog teaching methods she’s using during this online semester. Guided by the motto “be slower, do less,” she’s helping students take a break from their screens with assignments that involve building connections with their immediate community and taking walks without […]

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Spotlight on Staff: Queer Resource Center Director Sharon Chia Claros

The Claremont Colleges community recently welcomed Sharon Chia Claros (she/her/hers) as the new assistant dean and director of the Queer Resource Center (QRC).

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October 13, 2020

Career Conversations Returns, Offering Alums Tactical Resources for Navigating Career Transition

This fall, the Office of Alumnae Engagement and Career Planning & Resources will partner for the return of Career Conversations, a webinar series designed to provide alums with professional career guidance.

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October 9, 2020

In the Media: Trustee Claude M. Steele to Speak at Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy, Financial Times Reports

Claude M. Steele, Stanford psychology professor and member of the Scripps Board of Trustees, will speak at the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy, the Financial Times reports.

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October 6, 2020

Spotlight on Staff: Assistant Dean and SCORE Director Dr. Marissiko Wheaton

Scripps recently welcomed Dr. Marissiko Wheaton as the new assistant dean and director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE). The Office of Marketing and Communications recently spoke to Wheaton to learn more about her professional background and her aspirations for SCORE.

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October 5, 2020

Summer Thyme ’06 Awarded Mallinckrodt Grant for Study of Zebrafish Neurodevelopment

Summer Thyme ’06, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was awarded a prestigious Mallinckrodt Grant to study the neurological development of zebrafish. Because zebrafish share 70 percent of their genes with humans, Thyme hopes that her research will identify the genes that may play a part in human neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia.

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Scripps Planning Update

As we near the midpoint of the fall semester, I am pleased to hear positive reports about the active learning and engagement underway in virtual classrooms and in student and community programs. I continue to be impressed and proud of the many ways faculty, students, and staff are strengthening relationships, acquiring new knowledge, and building community online.

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September 30, 2020

Rivka Weinberg to Discuss COVID-19, Public Health Leadership, and Authoritarian Politics at Harvard University

On October 6, Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg will take part in a panel on US public health leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.

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September 29, 2020

Announcing the Passing of Life Trustee Nancy Hart Glanville Jewell ’49

Life Trustee Nancy Glanville Jewell ’49 passed away on August 2, 2020, at the age of 92. Nancy joined Scripps College’s Board of Trustees in 1990 and was a member of the College’s inaugural class of Life Trustees. In 2007, Nancy’s son, John, established the Nancy Glanville Jewell ’49 Endowed Scholarship in honor of his mother.

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