September 14, 2022

Scripps College Announces $30 Million Initiative to Expand Access for Underrepresented Students

By Emily Glory Peters After an extremely selective process, Scripps College has been named as a partner college in the Schuler Access Initiative. The initiative is a multimillion-dollar investment to increase enrollment of students with limited financial resources (Pell-eligible) and students with undocumented status who are ineligible for federal student aid at top liberal arts […]

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September 13, 2022

Joanna Hamel Dunklee ’62 Leaves Generous Planned Gifts to Scripps College

By Emily Glory Peters Joanna Dunklee ’62 (right) with Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Amy Marcus-Newhall In an act of extraordinary generosity, Joanna Hamel Dunklee ’62 has left several planned gifts to Scripps College. Together with her husband, Alfred, Dunklee was a committed philanthropist whose giving spanned many decades, donating regularly […]

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August 22, 2022

Jolene Hubbs ’99 “Returns the Favor” Through an Endowed Scholarship at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters Hubbs, shown here during her time at Scripps, will leave an endowed scholarship for future students The world of academia has loomed large in the life of Jolene Hubbs ’99. After graduating from Scripps, she earned her master’s degree and PhD from Stanford University, and has taught American studies at the […]

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August 10, 2022

Lizbeth Valdivia-Jauregui ’23 Explores the Cultural, Curative Power of an LA Community Garden

By Emily Glory Peters Lizbeth Valdivia-Jauregui ’23, a 2022 Racial Justice and Equity Fellow More than fruits and flowers are thriving at Buena Vista Community Garden in Pomona, California. The stories of Southern California’s marginalized communities have roots here, too, passed between visitors and gardeners alike. But how exactly is that culture preserved—and what kind […]

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July 25, 2022

Mica Barrett ’23 Turns the Spotlight on LA’s Queer Black Ballroom Scene

By Emily Glory Peters Mica Barrett ’23 is one of Scripps’ 2022–23 Racial Justice and Equity Fellows As a first-year student, Mica Barrett ’23 (they/them) was drawn to Scripps by the promise of a diverse array of interdisciplinary majors in an intimate liberal arts setting. Now, the rising senior is living proof of that promise—and […]

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July 19, 2022

Scripps College Releases its 2021–2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Report

By Emily Glory Peters The 2021–22 DEIJ Report is the first released by the College Last year as part of its broader mission to accelerate antiracist work on campus and beyond, Scripps College established its first Equity and Justice (EJ) Leadership Team. The team is currently led by Assistant Dean and SCORE Director Marissiko Wheaton; […]

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July 8, 2022

Molly Yeselson ’23 Advances Education Access for Incarcerated Students

By Emily Glory Peters Molly Yeselson’ 23 has been named one of Scripps’ 2022–2023 Racial Justice and Equity Fellows Access. It’s a defining characteristic of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) work, and a concept that writing and rhetoric major Molly Yeselson ’23 finds deeply personal. Since childhood, she’s confronted complex medical issues leading to […]

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June 27, 2022

Scripps to Receive $1 Million for Religious Studies Scholarships from Wendy Smith ’68 and Meredith Ross

By Emily Glory Peters Meredith Ross and Reverend Wendy Smith ’68 Reverend Wendy Smith ’68 and her wife Meredith Ross first met when a friend asked Ross to join her for a visit to St. Thomas, a local Episcopal church. Finding Smith a fascinating preacher, Ross eventually joined a Bible discussion group led by Smith. […]

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June 13, 2022

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Break Ground on New Science Center, The Nucleus

By Emily Glory Peters and Bridgette Ramirez Weinberg Family Dean of the W.M. Keck Science Department U.J. Sofia reveals The Nucleus as the name of the new center. Scripps College and Pitzer College have officially broken ground on an ambitious new science center and building expansion project slated to open fall 2024. Shared between the […]

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June 10, 2022

Scripps College Alumnae Return for Reunion Weekend, Raise Critical Funds for Students

By Emily Glory Peters After two years of virtual festivities, Scripps College welcomed back the classes of years ending in two and seven for an on-campus Reunion Weekend in April. More than 300 alumnae and their guests enjoyed two days of well-loved reunion traditions, including convocation and the medal ceremony for the 50th reunion class, […]

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May 6, 2022

Thank You for Raising $240,000 on Scripps College’s 2022 Day of Giving

By Emily Glory Peters After a 24-hour generosity blitz on April 13, Scripps College community members raised $239,839 for the College’s annual Day of Giving. From alumnae, parents, staff, and friends—and a few students, too—218 donors marked their commitment to the future of Scripps through their collective generosity. Community engagement, rather than a fundraising goal, […]

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May 2, 2022

Managing for the Future: Scripps College’s Financial Outlook

By Emily Glory Peters In March 2020, Scripps was facing a financial Goliath. The pandemic not only shut down critical revenue streams such as room, board, and campus events, it also generated new expenses as the College responded to ever-changing health and safety regulations and provided the resources for remote work and study. At the […]

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April 25, 2022

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”: Denise Nelson Nash ’76 on Why She’s Giving to Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters Denise Nelson Nash ’76’s heart for women’s education and commitment to giving back share the same root: her mother. “My mother was an educator and active in women’s rights at a time before people were using the term  ‘feminism’ in the Black community. Her desire was for me to have boundless […]

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April 12, 2022

Scholarship Awardee Sophie Fron ’22 Charts Her Own Humanities Path at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters Fron is the recipient of the Ament scholarship, founded in honor of William Sheffield Ament, professor of English and a member of the original faculty of Scripps. From the outside, Sophie Fron ’22’s academic path reflects what Scripps is known for: an intimate college experience rooted in the liberal arts. Attracted […]

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April 4, 2022

Celebrate the Future of Scripps College with Day of Giving on April 13

With the return of in-person instruction, Reunion, and even a dual Commencement this May, Scripps College has a lot to celebrate this year. In support of our current students and those yet to come as we look to a promising future, the College invites its community to make a gift on April 13, 2022 during […]

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March 31, 2022

Here’s What Underrepresented Students Want You to Know About Supporting Diversity at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters QuestBridge Scholars at Scripps College are underrepresented and are often the first generation in their families to attend college Natalia Alameda ’25, Vanessa Gutierrez ’25, and Jon’nae Sylvester ’24 come from different backgrounds, but they all share some common ground: they’re underrepresented students at Scripps. As exceptional scholars, each became aware […]

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March 7, 2022

“Phonathon is More Than Job”: Bianca Torres-Hamlin ’22 on Why Giving Matters

By Lauren Mar ’25 Phonathon Student Supervisor Bianca Torres-Hamlin ’22 says her experience fundraising for Scripps has helped her grow as a leader and form tight bonds with the wider College community. To support students on Day of Giving, click here to give. Leadership, service, integrity, and creativity—these core values outlined in Scripps College’s mission […]

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February 28, 2022

Scripps’ Racial Justice and Equity Initiatives—Where Are We Now?

By Emily Glory Peters Inaugural Racial Justice and Equity Fellow Blessing Nketchi-Etse Roland-Magaji ’24 presenting her research at Scripps’ Research Tea 2021 In September 2020, Scripps College received a landmark gift: $1 million from Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 to advance racial justice and equity initiatives. Combined with other gifts from Scripps alums, parents, and […]

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January 27, 2022

Scripps College’s New Mentorship Program Deepens Alum-to-Alum Connections

By Emily Glory Peters Margaret Finnegan ’87 and Ariel So ’20 were matched as part of Scripps’ new alum-to-alum mentorship program. To apply, please click here. Marked by its close-knit community of ambitious and empathetic individuals, Scripps College forges fast friendships that often stretch far past graduation. Piloted in 2021, the new La Semeuse Mentorship […]

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January 26, 2022

Results for The Giving Season at Scripps College: You Topped Our Goal!

By Emily Glory Peters The Giving Season is a year-end campaign to raise support as our students enter the new year. To learn more, click here. This past November, Scripps College launched “The Giving Season” which sought to inspire 300 donors to make a gift before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Thanks to the generosity […]

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