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July 19, 2017

Awards and Honors: Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel, Two Grants for Molecular Chemistry Research Put Students to Work at W.M. Keck Science Department

Having gone weeks without receiving an email from Rick Danheiser, MIT chemistry professor and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Organic Syntheses, Scripps Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel thought she hadn’t won the grant she had applied for in early 2016. It wasn’t until Danheiser wrote to Wenzel he hadn’t heard from her that she realized she had won.

May 22, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Capstone Day, Celebrating the Academic Research and Achievements of the Senior Class

Each May, as seniors edge closer to graduation, the Scripps community takes a day to celebrate their academic achievements. Capstone Day, a Scripps tradition since 2008, brings the 5C community together to learn about outstanding senior thesis projects. Nominated by faculty, senior presenters share original projects in a range of disciplines and media—the culmination of the thinking, writing, and research they’ve been working on towards their degree.

May 16, 2017

Awards and Honors: Mariah Farris ’18, Mellon Fellowship Will Fund Research on Stereotypes in the Legal System

Why is it that most people agree to police searches when their vehicles are pulled over, even when it is within their right to decline? How are judges and lawyers typically portrayed in film and television, in terms of their race and gender? These are some of the questions that Mariah Farris ’18 will explore this summer, working alongside Scripps Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Groscup.

April 19, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: Scripps Students Tell Senior Life Stories in Real Life Learning Lab

Scripps College students in Dr. Stacey Wood’s psychology class stepped out of the classroom and stepped back in time recently as they worked with a group of four seniors who live at nearby Mt. San Antonio Gardens to tell the elderly residents’ life stories. While the resulting classroom-style presentations served as a valuable, mutual learning […]

December 14, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Core III Symposium Student Projects Explore Art, Activism, Math, and More

Scripps Tea provided the setting for Core III students to present their independently researched and designed final projects last week. Faculty, students, and friends from the Scripps community gathered in support and recognition of the presenters and to celebrate their considerable achievements. The presentations mark students’ culmination of Scripps’s unique Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, […]

December 1, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: The Dance Department’s Fall Concert Is “In the Works…”

Beginning on Thursday, December 1, students from the Scripps and Pomona Dance Departments will take the stage at the Pendleton Dance Center for four performances of student-choreographed contemporary dance. The choreographers—Maile Blume ’17, Rae Fredericks ’17, Willa Hevly (PO ’17), Sharon Keenan ’17, Amy Oden (PO ’18), Madelyn Shaughnessy (PZ ’17), and Maia Welbel (PO ’17)—are dance majors and minors as well as students who are simply passionate about dance.

November 22, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Thomas J. Watson Fellowships: Scripps Nominates Three Finalists

By Anyi Wong-Lifton ’18 Scripps College has nominated three graduates from the Class of 2017—Laura Casaregola, Hannah Sands, and Julia Thomas—as finalists for Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. This selection puts them in the running for the prestigious grant, awarded annually to 50 students out of hundreds of graduating seniors from 40 colleges across the United […]

August 31, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Community at Its Center Scripps’ New Core I Theme

The Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, one of the hallmarks of the Scripps education, is a set of three courses that looks at the relationships between the historical production of knowledge and contemporary issues and debates. This year, Core I, the first of these courses and a common curricular experience for all Scripps students, has a new theme: “community.” Sixteen faculty members representing departments across the College worked together for many months to choose the new theme and craft a syllabus around it.

August 22, 2016

Student Research and Internships: Meagan McIntyre ’17 and Kaela Cote-Stemmermann ’18 State Department Interns Have an Insider’s View of Government

As the 2016 national presidential election approaches, Kaela Cote-Stemmermann ’18 and Meagan McIntyre ’17 are getting an up-close look at the inner workings of the U.S. government. Both students received internship grants from Scripps College’s Office of Career Planning & Resources, enabling them to spend their summers in Washington, D.C., working for the State Department, where Cote-Stemmermann is an intern for the Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI), and McIntyre is interning with the Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs (ECA).

August 15, 2016

Student Research and Internships: Gillian Holzer ’19 and Laura Woods ’18 Interns at Williamson Gallery

This past fall, as a first-year at Scripps, Gillian Holzer ’19 could not have imagined she’d be spending the summer immersed in Parisian poster art from the 1890s. But discovering the black-and-white drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, a controversial figure in the Art Nouveau movement, has been just one of many surprises that’s come from her experience as one of six summer interns at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.