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July 18, 2016

Research and Internships: Gweneth Marter ’17, Exploring a Career in Finance

A dual French and economics major, Gweneth Marter ’17 was already interested in working in the realm of finance. Her summer internship with Abacus Planning Group, a women-owned financial planning and investment firm in South Carolina, has only solidified her belief that this is precisely the field she would like to work in after graduation next spring.

July 7, 2016

Research and Internships: Amanda Maheras ’17, Understanding the Human Brain through Zebrafish

What can humans learn from zebrafish? According to Amanda Maheras ’17, apparently quite a lot. As Maheras explains, “Zebrafish brains have the capacity to regenerate, so we can utilize zebrafish as a model organism to better understand brain regeneration and repair. This not only provides insight into human concussions, but also other neurological disorders.”

May 20, 2016

Class of 2016: Commencement Highlights: A Celebration of Academic Tradition in Modern Times

Scripps College celebrates the new, but respects its traditions. On May 14, the class of 2016, as Scripps’ 86th annual Commencement, took part in the institution’s ceremonies to celebrate its distinct accomplishments.

May 17, 2016

Class of 2016: Fulbright Recipients Delighted to Teach Abroad

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has awarded grants for five Scripps College students to participate in English Teaching Assistant Programs abroad in the coming year, two in Malaysia and one each in Mexico, Germany, and Mongolia. “Fulbrighters” Grace Dahlstrom ’16, Aishwarya Subramanian ’16, Xitlaly Sanchez ’16, Halay Wilhelm ’16, and Zoe Dilles ’16 will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of their respective host countries, interacting on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks.

May 16, 2016

Class of 2016: Scripps College Graffiti Wall: Seniors Make Their Marks

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds their signatures. The Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and interests of students over the decades.

May 13, 2016

Class of 2016: 86th Annual Commencement Celebrating Scripps’ Graduating Seniors

Scripps College’s 86th annual Commencement takes place on Saturday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m. on Elm Tree Lawn. Interim President Amy Marcus-Newhall will preside over the ceremony, and Madeleine K. Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State, will give the commencement address. This year, 206 seniors will cross the stage to receive their diplomas.

May 13, 2016

Class of 2016: Michelle Ozaki ’16: Dedicated to Finding a Cure for Cancer

Michelle Ozaki ’16 didn’t have to travel far from her hometown of Pasadena, California, to find what she was looking for in a college. She always knew she wanted to be a science major, but she also wanted a close community, small classes, and a beautiful campus. She chose Scripps because it had it all and more—including a collaborative and supportive classroom environment and state-of-the-art research facilities for the biology major.

May 12, 2016

Class of 2016: Daniela Canas Baena ’16 and Juliana Canas Baena ’16: Building First-generation Community at Scripps

As the first in their family to attend college, Ontario, California, natives Juliana and Daniela Canas Baena immediately felt the strong support of their first-generation peers at Scripps. Before beginning their first year at the College, the twins participated in the First-Generation@Scripps program, which allowed them to connect with fellow first-years, staff, and professors who identify as first-gen or first-generation-student allies, and first-generation sophomores, juniors, and seniors who served as mentors throughout the year.

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Capstone Day Highlights: Celebrating Student Research

  Capstone Day celebrates the academic accomplishments of the senior class, an annual tradition at Scripps since 2009. Each May, the Scripps community gathers to support the senior presenters and applaud the interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty. Capstone Day presentations highlight the best senior theses from a range of disciplines as nominated and selected […]

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Melissa Krassenstein ’16: Reimagining Incarceration Systems for Better Care and Rehabilitation

As a child, Melissa Krassenstein’s parents and role models always encouraged her to listen for the voices that often go unheard. Growing up in Shanghai, China, Melissa was also conscious of censorship happening in many social and political contexts.