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April 7, 2021

Lucy Amneus Sang in Scripps’ Choir for Years. Now Her Family is Giving Back

Jessica Reichman with her mother, Lucy Amneus, a former member of the Claremont Concert Choir at Scripps By Emily Glory Peters Music took center stage in the life of longtime Claremont resident Lucy Amneus. Although never a Scripps student, Lucy was one of the few local community members who sang alongside them for nearly two […]

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March 23, 2021

Scripps Professor Emeritus Jim Gould Passes Away at 96

James “Jim” W. Gould passed away on March 13, 2021, in Seattle at the age of 96. Jim served in WWII, returning home to obtain a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he would later earn his doctorate. In 1960, Jim served as Fulbright Professor at the […]

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March 22, 2021

Merrilee Stewart Howard ’70 Honors Her Mother’s College Journey With Gift to Scripps Scholarships

Mother and daughter duo Audrey Thalia Stewart and Merrilee Howard ’70 began college at the same time. Now, Howard is honoring her mom’s dedication with a gift to scholarships at Scripps. By Emily Glory Peters When Merrilee Stewart Howard ’70 reflects on her time at Scripps, she recognizes how much it took to get her […]

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March 16, 2021

For Raven Twilling ’22, Scholarships Mean Access at Scripps

With scholarship support for students like Raven Twilling ’22, donors can help create a more inclusive, accessible Scripps experience. By Emily Glory Peters Raised in Mill Valley, a small town tucked between San Francisco and Napa Valley, California, Raven Twilling ’22 knew her family was “something of an outlier.” Most of the people Twilling knew […]

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March 11, 2021

Scripps Trustees Establish Scholarship Honoring Outgoing President Lara Tiedens

The new endowed scholarship will continue the work of Tiedens’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative. By Emily Glory Peters After a five-year tenure, Lara Tiedens will be stepping down as president of Scripps College on April 15, 2021. To honor the impact of Tiedens’ leadership and celebrate her many contributions to the College, members of Scripps’ Board […]

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March 9, 2021

“Sow Your Gratitude” During Scripps’ Day of Giving on March 24

Scripps invites you to “Sow Your Gratitude” by making a gift during its upcoming Day of Giving on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. By Emily Glory Peters Scripps’ Day of Giving, the College’s one-day annual fundraiser, returns this year on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. With the theme of “Sow Your Gratitude,” the campaign will offer several […]

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March 8, 2021

Scripps College Receives $8 Million Gift from Anonymous Donor’s Estate

By Emily Glory Peters Due to the extraordinary generosity of an anonymous alumna, Scripps College has received $8 million in endowed funds from the donor’s estate. Although the donor wished to remain private, she believed in Scripps’ mission and the continued value of women’s education in the twenty-first century. The gift is unrestricted, which will […]

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March 2, 2021

Olivia Truesdale ’21: Investing in Students’ Future Careers With Senior Class Gift

Olivia Truesdale ’21 gives to Scripps’ Senior Class Giving campaign so other students can access the same transformational internship experience that she’s had. By Emily Glory Peters These days, life for Olivia Truesdale ’21 is a balancing act. Presently sheltering-in-place in icy Washington, DC, the foreign languages major is juggling her studies and post-graduate planning […]

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February 24, 2021

Remembering Tamara Smiley Hamilton ’74 Through Alum-Funded Scholarship

By Emily Glory Peters Fellow Scripps alumnae have described the late Tamara Smiley Hamilton ’74 as untiring, inspired, loving, and funny—“a woman who gave her whole being” to what she believed in. Hamilton described herself as a reflection of “living history.” “I’m a 65-year-old African American grandmother who can fill in the blanks of contemporary history, […]

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February 10, 2021

Student Aid Expands as Scripps’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative Tops $10 Million Target

Scripps’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative will allow more students to enroll and graduate from the College without the burden of weighty debt. By Emily Glory Peters In 2017, Scripps College set an aggressive target of raising $10 million in endowed funds for its new Presidential Scholarship Initiative, a project aimed at expanding the College’s ability to […]

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January 28, 2021

Last Year’s Day of Giving Donations Are Making a Big Impact at Scripps

As the pandemic continues, Scripps’ Day of Giving donors have helped transform the College in preparation to welcome students back to campus. By Emily Glory Peters Every year, the Scripps community comes together in generous support of Day of Giving, the College’s one-day fundraising campaign. That generosity did not fail in 2020, even as a […]

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January 21, 2021

Fueled for the Future: Preserving Scripps Presents through Donor Support

Lena Waithe and Abbi Jacobson at the College’s donor-funded public events series, Scripps Presents By Emily Glory Peters “To bring the world to Scripps, and Scripps to the world.” This was the dream five years ago when the College launched Scripps Presents, its signature arts and culture public events program. Envisioned as the natural complement […]

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December 21, 2020

Parent Gift Helps Launch New Racial Justice and Equity Fellowship Program

Gift from Scripps Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 will establish the new fellowship program for students and faculty. By Emily Glory Peters As part of the College’s ongoing antiracist initiatives, Scripps is pleased to announce the launch of its new Racial Justice and Equity Fellowship Program. Up to $4,000 will be available to qualifying Scripps […]

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December 1, 2020

Donor Support Fuels Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Students

Donor support continues to fuel new mental health programming for Scripps students as they confront the impacts of COVID-19. By Emily Glory Peters Mental health and wellness programming at Scripps may lack the fanfare of a new building or endowed scholarship, yet it’s one of the most popular giving areas of The Scripps Fund, the […]

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November 23, 2020

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

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 courage, confidence, and hope. In recognition of their fortitude, student support has become the heart of Scripps’ upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign on […]

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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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