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March 13, 2017

Scripps College Event Featured on C-Span’s Book TV

Lisa Lucas, National Book Foundation executive director, headlined a Scripps College event on February 16 that was televised by C-Span's BookTV and is now available for viewing at this link.

January 12, 2017

Scripps College Announces Spring 2017 Season of “Scripps Presents” Public Events Series

Featuring luminaries Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, Chris Hayes, Eugenia Cheng, plus extraordinary contemporary writers Sarah Manguso, Jade Chang, Elif Batuman, Jami Attenberg, and MacArthur Genius Fellow Maggie Nelson and the not-to-be-missed evocative performance of Manual Cinema Scripps College announced today its spring public events season that features a series of lively discussions with some […]

January 12, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Announced: Highlights Include Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, and Eugenia Cheng

Beginning in February, Scripps will host a slew of public events as part of the spring 2017 Scripps Presents season. The College will welcome acclaimed artists, writers, journalists, and politicians to campus to share their own work as well as engage in live—and lively—conversations about the issues and ideas that inspire them.

October 6, 2016

Maria Hinojosa Shares Message of Diverse Storytelling at Scripps College

Award-winning news anchor and reporter Maria Hinojosa shared her experiences as the first Latina journalist at National Public Radio, and her successes and challenges telling stories “about the America that we are,” in a conversation with Southern California Public Radio’s Alex Cohen at Scripps College’s public event series, Scripps Presents, on Oct. 4, 2016. Highlights […]

September 8, 2016

Scripps Presents: Melissa Harris-Perry

When it comes to race and politics, there are few as incisive as Melissa Harris-Perry. Moving effortlessly from Beyoncé to Black Lives Matter, feminism to Flint, Michigan, the former MSNBC host, editor-at-large at ELLE.com, and BET correspondent brings her insightful and provocative cultural critique to the Scripps Presents stage for a conversation with Scripps professor Myriam J. A. Chancy. 

August 3, 2016

Scripps Presents: Fall 2016 Season

This fall, Scripps College’s public events program will feature a series of lively discussions with some of today’s most compelling figures on topics at the heart of America’s public discourse this presidential election year. The fall 2016 Scripps Presents season will feature personalities such as former MSNBC host and race and social justice professor/speaker/author Melissa Harris-Perry; restaurateur, chef, and writer/TV star Eddie Huang, whose book, Fresh Off The Boat, inspired the TV sitcom by the same name; artist and provocateur Molly Crabapple; and hip hop journalist Jeff Chang.

May 23, 2016

Highlights from the Spring Season of Scripps Presents

Scripps Presents, the public events program at Scripps College that is billed as “an electrifying mix of storytellers and artists, policymakers and musicians—and everything in between,” delivered on its exhilarating promises with its spring 2016 event lineup. For information about upcoming Scripps Presents events, click here.

May 5, 2016

Scripps Presents: Summer 2016 Season Features a Conversation with Barbara Boxer

Scripps Presents wraps up its 2016 Conversations series with an event on Saturday, June 11, featuring California Senator Barbara Boxer. Boxer will visit campus to discuss her recent memoir, The Art of the Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, and her life in public service.

March 21, 2016

Highlights from the Inaugural Winter Season of Scripps Presents

Winter 2016 highlights from Scripps Presents, a series of conversations, presentations, and performances featuring cultural icons and emerging changemakers at Scripps College.

February 19, 2016

Los Angeles Times Features Scripps Presents Event with Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson engaged in a lively and pointed discussion with a near-capacity crowd of students, faculty, staff, and members of the Scripps community at a noontime Scripps Presents event on February 18.