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May 15, 2020

From the Scripps Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs

One of our favorite aspects of the Scripps experience is its vibrant community of alumnae and families. We continue to be inspired by the College’s breadth of ambassadors and supporters who engage with the College in a variety of ways.  Take, for example, fellow Scripps parent Tien Bui P’20. This year, Tien was the recipient […]

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Why do I want to be a doctor, anyway? I asked myself as I prepared for my Writing 50 final paper. We had spent the semester reading Frankenstein, Silent Spring, and Dark Remedy, and my mind was filled with images of “mad scientists” and scenes of unforeseen consequences and dystopian futures. Where were the stories about doctors saving people and […]

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Letter from the Alumnae Association President

One of my greatest desires when I stepped into the role of Alumnae Association president was to help strengthen connections throughout the alumnae community. I have been inspired by the many ways that alums engage with the Scripps community on campus and around the world, but I also recognize the opportunity to increase those connections. In this […]

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November 4, 2019

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One of my most strongly held convictions is that all people deserve access to the information they need in order to make important decisions about their reproductive health. Today, it’s hard to imagine that something as elemental as testing for pregnancy by peeing on a stick in the comfort of one’s own bathroom could ever […]

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From the Scripps Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs

It is our honor to serve the Scripps community as the new co-chairs of the Parent Leadership Council. As parents of both an alumna and a first-year student, we see Scripps as a family affair. This past May, we proudly watched our eldest daughter, Izzy, graduate with the Class of 2019. During Izzy’s time at […]

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Christina Isobel ’69 Everyday Mermaid Isobel’s poems reveal the daily appearances of insight and grace in everyday life. Tuned to large natural cycles and the body’s wisdom, they weave back and forth between the ordinary and the extraordinary. Published by A Thousand Flowers, 2019. Rebecca Painter ’69 [LOVE] RACHEL: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love, Betrayal […]

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Letter from the Alumnae Association President

As a member of the Class of 1972, I am delighted to be the incoming president of the Alumnae Association, as 1972 is the halfway point between 1926 and 2019. As much as Scripps developed during its first 46 years, it has grown exponentially in its last 47 years. I am proud to be part […]

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September 23, 2019

Post Scripps

When I think of the trajectory of both my personal and professional life, being a student at Scripps—and in Claremont— clearly was a pivotal point. Before I moved from rural Arkansas to campus, I was an expert in running from my body. Once at Scripps, that running culminated and exploded into what, by anyone’s standards, […]

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Lin Nelson Benedek ’71 When a Peacock Speaks to You in a Dream When a peacock—the symbol  of spiritual awakening—speaks to you in a dream, listen up! In this collection of poetry, Jungian imagery, impossible longing, and Rousseau’s lush jungle fantasies are juxtaposed with harsh reality: the absent father, the out-of-her-depth mom, and their inevitable divorce. […]

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Scripps Parent Leadership Council

It is a bittersweet moment for us, this last “official” message to you, as we close out our tenure as your parent leader co-chairs. We have enjoyed a terrific run over the past two years, and we are wistful about its ending. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Scripps community for […]

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Alumnae Association Awards

BARBARA BROOKS TOMBLIN ’66 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA OF THE YEAR Barbara is a U.S. military historian and the author of five books and numerous journal articles. Raised in a post–World War II era steeped in military pride, she had hoped to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps and secure an appointment as a midshipman at the U.S. […]

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Letter from the Alumnae Association President

My term as president of the Alumnae Association ends in June 2019, and I am excited to be passing the torch to Juanita Nash-Dahlen ’72. I feel fortunate to have maintained my connection with Scripps in the years since I graduated and to have strengthened my ties to our community during my time as president. […]

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April 8, 2019

Post Scripps

An impoverished childhood and being raised by a single mom were my inspiration to not simply do better than my parents, but to excel with passion and persistence. The words of my late mentor, the American folklorist Roger Abrahams, “Use only quality ingredients in life’s stew,” became the impetus for me to create a life […]

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From the Parent Leadership Council CoChairs

Each fall at Scripps, during New Student Orientation, incoming students are encouraged to “try something new!” This might mean participating in a club or organization, taking on a leadership role, or signing up for a class covering a daunting subject. As parents, it is rewarding to witness our children’s growth as they embrace new opportunities and […]

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Natasha Chapro Josefowitz ’48 and Irwin Zahn He Writes/She Writes: A Dialogue of Contrasting Views Written in VerseA businessman and his female consultant write poetry to each other, entering into a dialogue about their contrasting views of life. Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, November 1, 2017. Edith Pattou ’75 West In this thrilling tale of […]

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Letter from the Alumnae Association President

My role as Alumnae Association president brings me to the Scripps campus several times each year, and it’s always a treat to visit. Of course, there are dozens more times that I’d like to attend a campus celebration or event but can’t. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that I can stay connected to […]

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November 12, 2018

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This past July, I joined colleagues from France, Ghana, Spain, and Scotland in Tbilisi, Georgia, to participate in the annual Open Government Partnership (OGP) World Summit. Founded in 2011, OGP’s mission is to improve government transparency and accountability in areas such as healthcare, education, natural resources, and civic space. While the OGP typically works with […]

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November 9, 2018

Remembering Heath Stokes Campbell ’63

This spring, the Class of 1963 celebrated their 55th reunion. They write: Our reunion was one of joy and sadness. We celebrated our many years of connection and grieved together the sudden and unexpected death of our wonderful Heath Stokes Campbell during the morning convocation on Saturday, April 28. “Heathie,” as she was known to […]

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From the Parent Leadership Council CoChairs

As another school year begins and we embark on our second year as Scripps Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs, we want to extend a heartfelt “thanks” to the parents and families who made this our most engaged year yet! Together, we built community around the globe, connected students with jobs and internships, and contributed to establish […]

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Jennifer Engel ’78 (Collaboration with Marie Ostman Berman ’77) Raven in White Sneakers The raven has sparked the human imagination for centuries. In this volume of poems, the raven weaves in and out, appearing both in illustrations and in verse. Published by Sunflower Crone, November 5, 2017 Bella Mahaya Carter ’83 Raw: My Journey from […]

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