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August 8, 2016

Scripps Alumna Poppy MacDonald ’97 Named President of POLITICO U.S.

Poppy MacDonald ’97 has been named president of POLITICO U.S., according to CNN Money. MacDonald, who helped launch POLITICO Pro in 2010, rejoins the company from The National Journal, where she has been serving as publisher and president.

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Spotlight on Alumnae: Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik ’02: Her Art Practice Is Food for Thought

As a chef, artist, and activist involved in food justice, Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik ’02 has a lot on her plate. Her recent work includes several projects with the People’s Kitchen Collective (PKC), bringing together people of diverse backgrounds to think about food as a tool to counter systems of oppression.

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July 28, 2016

Gabby Giffords ’93 Speaks at Democratic National Convention

Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords ’93 spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia on July 27 in support of Hillary Clinton who is the first female presidential nominee of a major party in America’s history. Former Arizona Representative Gifford’s speech moved the DNC crowd to tears. “Smart women get things done,” Giffords declared, to […]

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July 11, 2016

New York Times Features Scripps College Alumna Susan Finley ’58, Space Pioneer

NASA’s longest serving female employee, Susan Finley, is a Scripps College alum whose pioneering work as a space engineering specialist is featured in a recent The New York Times article. Finley, 79, was part of the team responsible for monitoring spacecraft Juno’s recent arrival at planet Jupiter. In her five decades at NASA, Finley’s job […]

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June 21, 2016

Los Angeles Times Art Critic Praises L.A. Louver Exhibition by Alison Saar ’78 as “Magnificent”

Alison Saar ’78, whose sculptures and installations explore themes of African cultural diaspora and spirituality, has won critical praise from Los Angeles Times’ art critic Christopher Knight for her latest exhibit at the LA Louver art gallery in Venice, Calif.

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June 9, 2016

Photographs by Molly Landreth ’01 on Zócalo Public Square

Landreth’s portraits are featured as part of the series “What Did Robert Mapplethorpe Teach Us?”

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May 3, 2016

Spotlight on Staff: Judy Harvey Sahak ’64, Director and Sally Preston Swan Librarian for the Ella Strong Denison Library

Judy Harvey Sahak ’64 moves with an easy familiarity around the Ella Strong Denison Library as she selects a few of her most beloved objects from the thousands contained in the rare book room. She admits that it is hard to pick favorites, as each piece of the collection carries a special meaning for her. As the College’s longest-serving librarian, Sahak knows the rare book room, and all of Denison’s holdings, intimately.

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April 20, 2016

Roseanne Holliday ’61 Honored for Decades of Work in Del Mar Community

Scripps College alum Roseanne Holliday ’61 was honored recently for her decades of work in the Del Mar community of San Diego, Calif., as reported by the Del Mar Times newspaper.

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April 14, 2016

Washington Business Journal Reports That Catherine Townsend ’86 Is the New President of the Trust for the National Mall

Scripps College alum Catherine Townsend ’86, a nonprofit consultant who was formerly executive director of the D.C. Public Education Fund, takes the helm as president of the Trust for the National Mall.

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April 6, 2016

Fusion.net Features Kristie Valdez-Guillen ’13 for Her Environmental Activism

Scripps College alum Kristie Valdez-Guillen is making a difference in her Los Angeles area community as an activist featured in a recent article by Fusion.net. Valdez-Guillen credits her Scripps education as instrumental in understanding issues of environmental inequality.

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