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March 10, 2016

Hannah Beth Jackson ’71 Among Top 11 Women in American Politics

The Huffington Post notes women are making progress at the federal, state and city levels of government beyond household names like Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, listing 11 high-profile politicians of note, including Scripps College's own Hannah Beth Jackson '71.

February 16, 2016

Spotlight on Alumnae: Electra Chong ’15 and Rona Chong ’15: Programmed for Success

Twins and newly minted Scripps College graduates Electra Chong ’15 and Rona Chong ’15 recently joined the inaugural class of the Holberton School, a two-year software engineering certificate program that accepts only 32 students per year.

December 8, 2015

Alison Saar’s ’78 Sculpture Installed in Downtown L.A.

Los Angeles District Attorney's "Inside LADA" blog highlights the installation of Scripps College alumna Alison Saar's ('78) bronze sculpture entitled "Embodied"

October 27, 2015

Senior Thesis by Scripps College Alumna Allison Rigby ’14 Featured in the City Project Blog

Scripps College alumna Allison Rigby ’14 makes headlines in The City Project blog with her senior thesis on public parks and environmental justice in Los Angeles.

October 14, 2015

Scripps Alumna California Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson Introduces Equal Pay Bill

Scripps alumna Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71, a member of the California State Senate representing the 19th District, was responsible for creating the equal pay bill that California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law in mid-October. SB358, which has come to be known as the Fair Pay Act, is being described as the “nation’s strongest equal pay […]

October 12, 2015

Spotlight on Alumnae: Martha Bierut ’15 Selected for a Prestigious Princeton in Africa Fellowship

By Maria Newman ’16 Martha Bierut ’15 stood out as an undergrad and was awarded for it. She was one of only 51 fellows selected for a prestigious Princeton in Africa Fellowship (PiAf) during her senior year at Scripps. PiAf received nearly 450 applications nationwide during the 2014–15 academic year and offered placements to the […]

September 30, 2015

Catherine Coulson ’65, Scripps Alumna and Actress, Obituary in the New York Times

The New York Times announced that Catherine Coulson ’65, a Scripps alumna and actress, died on September 28, 2015, at the age of 71. She gained notoriety and a fan following for her television role as Margaret Lanterman, “the Log Lady,” in 12 episodes of David Lynch’s popular series Twin Peaks (1990). Catherine performed for […]

June 22, 2015

Scripps Alumna Builds Reality Out of Fantasy

In October 2012, Seattle hosted the 10th anniversary of BrickCon, a public, interactive exhibition that brings together adult LEGO fans and hobbyists. Among the attendees was Scripps alumna Alice Finch ’96, who unveiled what is perhaps the largest LEGO structure ever built by an individual—a replica of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

March 25, 2015

Spotlight on Alumnae: Madison Pathe ’13

It takes confidence to work in the entertainment industry. But working on one of the most popular reality shows on television? That takes something extra.

March 9, 2015

Spotlight on Alumnae: Edie Adams ’14

Although Edie Adams ’14 has always had a passion for music, she assumed she’d be doing something related to her major in Hispanic studies after graduation from Scripps College. Then Terrorbird Media came calling.