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March 8, 2016

IDEA Newsletter (3/8/16)

Hello, Scripps Community! We’re excited to share the inaugural issue of the IDEA newsletter with you. The newsletter is designed to keep you updated on topics related to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access at Scripps College. IDEA Initiative at Scripps College: The IDEA Initiative is a comprehensive plan to align resources, programs, and events to […]

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February 16, 2016

February 2016 First-Gen Newsletter

Dear Scripps Community, We hope you enjoyed a wonderful winter break and have adjusted well into the full swing of the spring semester.  We are particularly eager to distribute the February 2016 Newsletter of the First-Generation @ Scripps program. This issue features highlights of our 2nd annual First-Gen student retreat that took place on February 5-6, 2016. […]

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February 5, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Update

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, We write to follow up on our December 15 letter in which the senior team committed to actions to address institutional racism and create a more supportive climate for students of color and other marginalized groups at Scripps College. Diversity and inclusion was a focus topic at our […]

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February 2, 2016

Scripps List of Demands

Last fall, a group of students drafted a letter to the administration calling upon increased action to combat institutional racism and oppression. View Letter

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2013 Diversity and Inclusivity Strategic Plan

The focus of this diversity and inclusivity strategic planning document is to provide the roadmap for how to best make significant and immediate progress for diversity as we move forward with the strategic priorities of the College. Diversity is inclusive and differentiated, meaning that while diversity addresses many identities, the issues associated with each are […]

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December 15, 2015

In Response to the SOUL Coalition

Dear SOUL Coalition, Thank you for meeting with the senior team today. I’d like to acknowledge the role you have played—and continue to play—in articulating changes that are needed to address institutional racism and create a more supportive climate for students of color and other marginalized groups at Scripps College. I am writing to provide […]

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Response to Community Forum Demands

Dear student organizers, Thank you for meeting with the senior team today. I’d like to acknowledge the role you have played—and continue to play—in articulating changes that are needed to address institutional racism and create a more supportive climate for students of color and other marginalized groups at Scripps College. I am writing to provide […]

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December 5, 2015

Board of Trustees Statement of Commitment

December 5, 2015 Dear Members of the Scripps Community, The Scripps College Board of Trustees acknowledges the validity of the concerns expressed by students regarding institutional racism and bias. The Board is grateful to students for their courage in speaking candidly about these issues. The Board affirms to the student body and the community as […]

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November 21, 2015

Community Statement from Interim President Amy Marcus Newhall

November 21, 2015 To Students, Faculty, and Staff, I write to you in my role as Interim President of Scripps College. The past few weeks have brought to the forefront at Scripps, the Claremont Colleges, and across the United States the pervasive effects of institutional racism in higher education. I have been deeply moved by […]

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Community Statement from Interim President Amy Marcus Newhall

November 21, 2015 To Students, Faculty, and Staff, I write to you in my role as Interim President of Scripps College. The past few weeks have brought to the forefront at Scripps, the Claremont Colleges, and across the United States the pervasive effects of institutional racism in higher education. I have been deeply moved by […]

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November 20, 2015

Community Statement from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Charlotte Johnson

November 20, 2015 Dear Scripps Community, As most of you are aware, a photograph taken on Halloween, and depicting students in outfits aptly described as cultural caricature, includes a Scripps student in one of the costumes. While I will not disclose any details regarding a student’s dealings with the college, I will confirm that Scripps […]

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November 12, 2015

Message From the Interim President

Dear Scripps Community Members, Ensuring that all members of our community feel safe, valued, and respected is an essential aspect of the Scripps College culture.  Scripps’ long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusivity as core values is apparent in its investment in programming, resources, and administrative support for students of color and other marginalized identities. While […]

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November 4, 2015

First-Generation @ Scripps November 2015 Newsletter

Dear Scripps Community, Is it already November!? Among a myriad of deadlines at Scripps, November signals the upcoming application deadlines for many programs through Study Abroad and Global Education. This month’s issue of the First-Gen newsletter features various perspectives from first-gen students on the decision to study abroad or not.  Additionally, this issue includes SAGE advise on how to […]

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October 6, 2015

First-Generation @ Scripps October 2015 Newsletter

Dear Scripps Community, It is with great pleasure that I write to announce the launch of the third edition of the First-Generation @ Scripps monthly newsletter edited by our very own first-gen interns. Introduced in this month’s newsletter are some of our first-year students and the new deans in Student Affairs.  Also featured is a wonderful […]

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August 3, 2015

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) August workshops

Dear faculty and staff, Last year, the College successfully launched the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) initiative in partnership with Sustained Dialogue Campus Network and Public Conversations Project. A full report on 2014-2015 activities will post to the IDEA website in early fall, but I would like to share a snapshot of some of […]

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May 7, 2015

An important message to the community from President Bettison-Varga

Dear members of the Scripps community, This afternoon, black students and their allies sent a compelling and passionate message about the impact of violence against black communities nationwide and the climate for black students at the Claremont Colleges consortium by demonstrating on each of the 5C campuses in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. I stand […]

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May 6, 2015

Sustained Dialogue Campus Network – 5/11 Informational Meeting

Dear Scripps Community, The mission of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, an initiative of the Sustained Dialogue Institute, is to develop everyday leaders who engage differences as strengths to improve campuses, workplaces, and communities. Did you know that nearly 50 Scripps students participated in the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network’s Inclusivity Leadership Training Workshops on campus? […]

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April 20, 2015

First-Generation @ Scripps April 2015 Newsletter

Dear Scripps community, I am delighted to announce the distribution of the last issue of this year’s edition of the first-gen newsletter. Bea and Leah have crafted a beautiful newsletter that includes community reflections  centered around the theme of Imagining the Future. Bea and Leah have done a tremendous job this year.  Please join me […]

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April 10, 2015

Sustained Dialogues Campus Network moderator training – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Dear Scripps students, In response to inquiries about the upcoming Sustained Dialogues Campus Network (SDCN) workshop, we are extending the deadline to Tuesday, April 14 at 11:59 PM. Please see information below. We look forward to your participation on Friday and Saturday! Last semester we launched the IDEA Initiative with an interactive 2-day workshop for […]

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April 3, 2015

Sustained Dialogues Campus Network Moderator Training

Dear Scripps students, Last semester we launched the IDEA Initiative with an interactive 2-day workshop for students interested in developing their leadership skills and navigating challenging conversations around important issues. I am excited to announce that Sustained Dialogues Campus Network (SDCN) will return to campus this spring to facilitate another workshop for students. SDCN will lead […]

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