January 18, 2023

Marjorie Gelus ’65 on Scripps’ “Faith in the Full Humanity of Women”

By Emily Glory Peters and Marjorie Gelus ’65 Gelus at Scripps College’s 1965 Commencement Marjorie Gelus ’65, professor of German at California State University, Sacramento, never set out to enroll at a women’s college. But what she gained—an experience embedded in the liberal arts, discourse that centered women’s voices, and teaching that urged students to […]

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December 14, 2022

Scripps Parents Revive Care Package Party Tradition for Students

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps parents made hundreds of care packages for students during finals week Saying that finals week can be nerve-wracking is an understatement, especially if it’s your first time taking them at the college level. But since 2017, Scripps families have stepped in with support, launching care package assembly parties to provide […]

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December 7, 2022

Scripps 101 Series Gives Families Behind-the-Scenes Look at Campus Life

By Emily Glory Peters Family involvement is a secret ingredient of Scripps’ intimate campus culture, with parents serving as mentors, presenting on panels, hiring students, hosting career exploration treks, assembling care packages and so much more. Yet some families may not be aware of the many resources available to them and their students—a knowledge gap […]

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December 1, 2022

Scripps College Community Surpasses GivingTuesday Goals

By Emily Glory Peters The Scripps community once again showcased its mighty capacity for generosity this November by surpassing the College’s 2022 GivingTuesday donor goals. In addition to meeting all of the campaign’s ambitious challenge matches, participants exceeded the 300-donor target, reaching 340 in total. Collectively, participants raised more than $118,000 for direct student aid. […]

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November 22, 2022

Allie Haynes ’12 on Giving Back as a Young Scripps Alum

By Emily Glory Peters Many Scripps alums may relate to Allie Haynes ’12’s college journey. For her, a women’s institution was never on the radar—until she visited Claremont. “The minute I stepped on campus, I knew,” she says. “It reinforced this gut feeling that, between Scripps and the consortium, I’d have a lot of opportunities […]

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November 14, 2022

Gifts Will Be Matched for Scripps College’s GivingTuesday

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps College invites its entire community participate in GivingTuesday by making a gift to The Scripps Fund! As an incentive to join in early this year, several donors will match 2:1 all gifts made before November 29, and gifts made on GivingTuesday itself will be matched 1:1 up to $35,000. As […]

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November 7, 2022

Scripps Student and Professor Build a Peer-led Writing Center Within a Prison

By Emily Glory Peters Molly Yeselson ’23 and Associate Professor of Writing Kimberly Drake What is it like to learn inside a prison? What do incarcerated students need to thrive? Molly Yeselson ’23 has been documenting answers to these questions and more in her research as one of Scripps’ 2022–23 Racial Justice and Equity Fellows. […]

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October 17, 2022

Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 To Leave Major Planned Gift to Scripps College

By Emily Glory Peters An acclaimed journalist, author, and most recently Scripps College’s historian, trustee Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 has announced she’ll leave a significant planned gift to Scripps College to support future of our students and to inspire others to give. The planned gift builds on Muchnic’s commitment to enriching the Scripps experience through […]

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October 5, 2022

The Quiet Rise of Scripps Alumnae Book Clubs

By Emily Glory Peters Pasadena book club alums with “Rocket Girl” Sue Finley ’58 Book club. Reading group. A fun Monday evening. Whichever way you label their gatherings, one thing is clear: Scripps alumnae like to bond over their shared love of a good book. For decades, books have served as a magnet, drawing peers […]

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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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