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May 15, 2020

Focus on the Faculty

California’s wildfires are notorious for their power to wreak phenomenal damage and devastation. But when an accidental blaze burned portions of Claremont’s Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS) in 2013, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Diane Thomson and her students worked to generate something positive from the situation by collecting valuable data about the fire’s effects on the natural […]

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Trustee News

Scripps honors four trustees for their commitment and dedication to the College as they conclude their service on the Board. SNEHA DEO ’17 Sneha Deo joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. She served steadfastly as a member of the Audit, Risk, and Compliance, Buildings and Grounds, Mission Fulfillment, and Student Affairs Committees. She demonstrated passion about […]

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Seen and Heard

On February 6, 2020, disabled dancer and choreographer Alice Sheppard performed her latest piece, Where Good Souls Fear, in Garrison Theater, as part of the College’s signature event series, Scripps Presents, as the culmination of her week-long residency on the Scripps College campus.  “Why have we built a culture where walking is linked to status, and not […]

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Newsflash

ALL-AMERICAN HONORS IN ATHENAS VOLLEYBALL  Amanda Walker ’20 earned second-team All-American honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for her senior season with the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team. Walker finished her career as a right-side hitter for the Athenas, with a total of 879 kills and 185 blocks. Her 407 kills during her junior season ranks third all-time for a single […]

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From the Archives

Early publications about women’s healthcare were much more numerous than many realize; in fact, over 250 published texts in various languages appeared in Europe before 1700. In subsequent centuries, health-related treatises, herbals, and advice literature became increasingly popular for midwives and individuals seeking self-help guidance in the absence of a physician. Denison Library has a range of books in this […]

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October 30, 2019

Focus on the Faculty

Assistant Professor of English Thomas Koenigs joined the Scripps College faculty in 2014. He teaches courses on 19th-century American literature, African American literature, the history of the novel, and novel theory, among others. In his writing, he has argued that scholars have underestimated the role of fiction in culture; whereas others have seen the novel […]

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Seen and Heard

On May 18, Poppy MacDonald ’97 addressed graduates during Scripps’ 89th annual commencement. MacDonald is president of USAFacts, a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative that aims to make government data more accessible to Americans. Visit scrippscollege.edu/commencement/speeches to read her full speech. “ Every interaction you have matters; leave your workplace, the people you meet, and your world […]

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October 28, 2019

Trustee News

MINO CAPOSSELA P’21 Capossela and his wife, Maura McDonnell, are parents of Antonia McDonnell Capossela ’21; their eldest daughter, Francesca, is an alumna of Pomona College, Class of 2018. A private investor and vice president and trustee of Mountain Meadows Foundation, Capossela has 25 years of experience in investment banking, having served as director and […]

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From the Archives

Denison Library’s collections include a number of books and letters by and about British poet, novelist, and textile designer William Morris (1834–1896) and his Kelmscott Press. Many of these materials were part of a donation of more than 6,000 books and 500 manuscripts bequeathed by the Los Angeles–area bibliophile and collector John I. Perkins. After […]

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Newsflash

Summer Leadership and Service Programs In August, more than 100 Scripps students participated in the Laspa Center for Leadership’s Student Leadership Institute, a three-day program for those with leadership positions in student government, CLORGs, and other campus programs and organizations. Eighty-seven new students moved in early to participate in the IMPaCT program, partnering with nonprofits throughout […]

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September 23, 2019

Seen and Heard

On April 16, chef Samin Nosrat, creator and host of the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (based on her James Beard Award–winning book), visited Scripps to talk about her passion for food and the art of cooking. She met with students for a special session prior to her appearance in Garrison Theater. “I want the […]

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Newsflash

CMS ATHENA HONORED In March, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named Catherine Allen ’20 Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week. Allen earned the award after reigning undefeated at no. 1 singles and doubles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Indoor Nationals, with a 5-0 record against three teams ranked top 13 in the nation. ALUMNA OSCAR […]

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From the Archives

Denison Library’s Ida Rust Macpherson Collection contains books, manuscripts, images, and other materials by and about women. Included among the Macpherson Collection’s notable holdings, ranging from suffrage to domesticity to women’s education, is a small number of books related to witchcraft. Inextricably tied to the history and social conditions of women, these publications offer today’s […]

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Bodies in Crisis: How Toxic Chemicals and Climate Change Are Affecting Our DNA

Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert has spent her career stressing out cells. By exposing them to different chemical and environmental insults, she aims to find out how they adapt—or fail to adapt—to the biological realities of the modern world. “It’s fundamental to see how we adapt to different stressors, like temperature, nutrition, pollution, or […]

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April 8, 2019

Celebrating More Scripps

This fall marked the end of More Scripps: The Campaign for Scripps College. The most ambitious in Scripps’ history, this five-year campaign strengthened the College in many more ways than can be named here. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this unprecedented effort.  

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Seen and Heard at Scripps

Greatness is the third cousin once- removed of crazy. Lena Waithe Actress, producer, and screenwriter Lena Waithe kicked off the fall season of Scripps Presents with an appearance at Garrison Theater on September 13 that included a meet-and-greet with Scripps students. Waithe was the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for […]

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Special Remembrance

Scripps College alumna and former trustee Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72 passed away on November 1 in London. Born in Hong Kong, Gabrielle arrived at Scripps in 1968 with a strong interest in art and chose to major in art history, spending her junior year abroad at the École du Louvre in Paris. Of her Scripps experience, […]

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A Love of Music Reunited Generations of Claremont Colleges Alumni

For the first time in over 25 years, Joint Music Program choir alumni reunited to celebrate a common passion: choral music. On September 29, more than 50 alumni from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges gathered in Garrison Theater to sing with current students. Three former conductors of the Concert Choir—John Lilley, Michael […]

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From the Archives

Fashion plates published by Bow Bells magazine, London, winter 1872; The Queen magazine, London, January 1868; and The Morse-Broughton Co., New York, 1902. The Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby Fashion Plate Collection comprises 650 fashion plates, part of the Ella Strong Denison Library’s Ida Rust Macpherson Collection by and about Women. The plates were donated in 1948 […]

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Newsflash

Jennifer Martinez Wormser ’95 Joins Denison Library In January, Scripps welcomed Jennifer Martinez Wormser ’95 back to campus as librarian for the Ella Strong Denison Library. Wormser is taking the position vacated by Judy Harvey Sahak ’64, who retired last year. Strategic Plan Launched Following 18 months of intensive community input and conversation, the Scripps […]

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