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November 23, 2020

Student Support Steps Into the Limelight for Giving Tuesday on Dec 1

Alongside the other undergraduate Claremont Colleges, Scripps will join the Giving Tuesday movement on December 1 to raise critical support for students. By Emily Glory Peters 2020: a year punctuated by a pandemic, protests, economic depression, and a landmark election. Yet, amid the turbulence, Scripps students continue to press on with their education with trademark […]

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November 2, 2020

Suzanne Muchnic ’62 Gifts $500,000 to Scripps for Critical Scholarship Support

Renowned writer and art critic Suzanne Muchnic ’62 has pledged $500,000 to support Scripps College’s Presidential Scholarship Initiative (PSI). The gift pushes the initiative, which was launched by President Lara Tiedens in 2017, within inches of its goal of $10 million in endowed funds to provide loan-relieving scholarships to deserving Scripps students. Muchnic, who majored […]

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October 23, 2020

Letter to the Scripps Community: The Time for Confidence and Courage is Now

Dear Scripps College family – I know that 2020 hasn’t unfolded the way any of us had planned. The outcomes of the pandemic and protests against systemic racism have called our courage to attention—yet as one of the first women’s colleges in the West, this call is nothing new for Scripps. Over the last century, […]

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October 20, 2020

New Platform Olive Grove Fosters Connection When We Need It Most

Named for the College’s historic trees, Olive Grove is Scripps’ new online platform to help our community find meaningful connection By Emily Glory Peters Before the pandemic, relationship-building within the Scripps community was chiefly limited to what could be done in person and on campus. Now, with people thrust into a heavier reliance on the […]

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October 9, 2020

How to Leverage the Value of Your Scripps Connection

For alumnae, the value of a Scripps connection extends far beyond Commencement By Emily Glory Peters Scripps alumnae, while dizzyingly diverse in their interests, talents, and future goals, find common ground in their shared academic experience. Yet, as graduates become embroiled in post-College life, they can miss out on reaping the full benefits of remaining […]

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September 29, 2020

Announcing the Passing of Life Trustee Nancy Hart Glanville Jewell ’49

Life Trustee Nancy Hart Glanville Jewell ’49 passed away on August 2, 2020, at the age of 92. Nancy joined Scripps College’s Board of Trustees in 1990 and was a member of the College’s inaugural class of Life Trustees. As a Trustee, she served on a number of Board committees and chaired the Development Committee […]

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September 15, 2020

A Healthy Endowment Will Help Scripps Through Economic Crises

Gifts to Scripps College’s endowment create the financial bedrock to help the College weather—and move beyond—periods of economic shock. By Emily Glory Peters In 1926, the first Scripps College president and board of trustees were entrusted with a crucial mission: to educate the next generation of women leaders. Fulfilling such a mission would also require […]

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September 4, 2020

Trustee Gale Picker Gifts $1 Million to Scripps

Helping to establish the new Racial Justice and Equity Fund, Scripps trustee and parent of two alumnae Gale Picker has gifted $1 million to advance antiracist efforts at Scripps and beyond. In a decisive move to help stem the tide of institutional racism, trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 has made a remarkable gift of $1 […]

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August 26, 2020

Keeping the Gift of Campus Alive

Shaped by donors and adored by the community, Scripps’ lush campus has remained beautifully maintained by our skilled groundskeepers during seasons of sun, rain, and even a pandemic. By Emily Glory Peters There is a magic to Scripps’ campus. Described as “a living botanical sculpture” and recognized as one of the most beautiful in America, […]

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August 14, 2020

Alum Shares What Inspired Her to Give to Scripps

Akua Kwakwa ’00, now an entrepreneur in Ghana, credits her first Scripps job as a Phonathon caller with showing her the importance of giving back. From advocacy to volunteering to attending events, there are many ways to support a mission you believe in. But choosing to invest one’s financial support involves a unique set of […]

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July 27, 2020

Sophia Albanese ’21 Explores Impact of Cellular Stress

Supported by an Esterly award, Scripps rising senior Sophia Albanese ’21 joins research project led by Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert exploring the impact of cellular stress. By Emily Glory Peters Long before starting at Scripps, biology major Sophia Albanese ’21 knew scientific exploration would be in her future. The child of an attorney and a chemist, […]

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July 9, 2020

Alumna Gift Supports Program to Help Scripps Alums Conquer Career Uncertainty

Established through a generous gift from an alumna, Scripps’ new live webinar series Career Conversations offers practical support for Scripps alums navigating their career journeys amidst the pandemic and beyond. By Emily Glory Peters Uncertainty:  a term competing with unprecedented for the word of the year. Commonly experienced by recent graduates piloting post-college careers, this sense […]

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June 23, 2020

Scripps Community Makes History with Most Successful Day of Giving to Date

Last month, more than 600 members of the Scripps family, including alums, parents of past and current students, students, faculty, staff, and friends rallied together in support of Scripps’ 2020 Day of Giving. This year’s campaign centered on offsetting the formidable impact of the coronavirus on the College and our community, with focus placed on […]

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June 10, 2020

Suzanne Muchnic ’62 Authoring the First Book on the History of Scripps College

Photograph by Max Yavno taken at Scripps College, c. 1945–50 By Emily Glory Peters Renowned author and art critic Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 describes her first encounter with Scripps College as “love at first sight.” An art major, Muchnic was inspired by the scenic campus, her engaged and energetic peers, and the mind-opening discussions she […]

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May 27, 2020

Why Scholarship Support Matters Now More Than Ever

As more families face financial insecurity due to COVID-19, donor support of scholarships will be essential to help students pursue their educational aspirations at Scripps. Make a gift today. By Emily Glory Peters From the nationally recognized caliber of our academic programs to the friendship-forging power of our intimate campus, there are many reasons students […]

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Support of COVID-19 Emergency Funds Critical to Sustaining Scripps into 2021

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Charlotte Johnson reflects on the power of donor support to help Scripps thrive as we confront the impact of COVID-19. Make a gift today. By Emily Glory Peters Over the last few months, our world has fought to strike a balance between the need to protect […]

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May 19, 2020

Scripps Board Chair Lynne Thompson ’72: “Continue to Believe in Scripps”

By Emily Glory Peters This past weekend, the Scripps community celebrated the Class of 2020’s graduation from Scripps College. While we couldn’t be together in person, we shared in our students’ achievements at home and abroad. In commending our seniors, Scripps Board Chair and involved alum Lynne Thompson ’72 reflected on the difficult circumstances surrounding their […]

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May 13, 2020

Scripps’ CP&R Rises to the Challenge to Provide Virtual Career Guidance for Students

By Emily Glory Peters As a small liberal arts college, one of the many benefits a Scripps student can expect while on campus is receiving individual attention from staff and faculty. This March, while our students were grappling with the need to quickly leave campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College’s student support staff […]

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April 20, 2020

Here’s How You Can Help Scripps During COVID-19

By Emily Glory Peters Fred Rogers once recalled his mother’s advice to “look for the helpers” in periods of tragedy and crisis. These helpers make up a class to which the Scripps community belongs, and we are increasingly thankful for your support as we maneuver the ever-evolving impact of COVID-19 on our students, faculty, and […]

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April 10, 2020

Scripps Community Rallies to Support One Another in Face of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 has inspired members of the Scripps community to come together in support of one another during these trying times. By Emily Glory Peters “How can I help?” It’s a question that has become a constant chorus among members of the Scripps community in recent weeks. Since COVID-19 caused the temporary closure […]

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