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November 4, 2019

PostScripps

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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ManuScripps

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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October 30, 2019

Detecting Art History’s Mysteries

In the field of art conservation, history is seldom static. “Opinions, authenticity, and judgments about works of art and other historical objects are always in flux,” says Mary MacNaughton ’70, professor of art history and Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. “Art conservation brings together hard evidence, intuition, judgment, and insight gained […]

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When Seeing is not Believing

Douglas Goodwin has always been fascinated with how time, context, and perspective impacts our perception of reality. His first encounter with this phenomenon occurred when he returned to his hometown of Caldwell, New Jersey (featured in the opening credits of The Sopranos) after a 10-year hiatus. He had grown a foot between the ages of […]

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Reporting the Truth in the Age of Fake News

Earlier this year, the New Yorker published an article titled “Does Journalism Have a Future?” It’s an important question but an old one—the same thing I was asking myself in August 2007, at the end of my stint with the San Mateo Daily Journal. A month earlier, I’d covered the festivities surrounding the Major League […]

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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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The beginning of each academic year offers new opportunities to learn, grow, and support each other as a community of scholars who approach education with curiosity, creativity, integrity, and respect. This fall, the Class of 2023 will be the first group of Scripps students to engage with the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities Core I […]

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Truth at the CORE

In 1965, U.S. diplomat to Taiwan George H. Kerr published Formosa Betrayed, a detailed account of the 2/28 Incident. After Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, the Kuomintang-led government of the Republic of China was given control of the island of Taiwan. Government seizure of private property and economic mismanagement led to […]

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November 19, 2018

From the Archives 

The Bessie Bartlett Frankel Collection of Travel and Early Los Angeles Music This postcard from the collection, presumably sent to Frankel by a friend traveling in Italy at the turn of the 20th century, features an image of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan. On the reverse is written, “I guess it is a case […]

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November 12, 2018

Special Remembrances

Ellen Hutchinson Ellis ’39 Ellen Hutchinson Ellis ’39, of Pasadena, California, on June 19, 2018. Ellen was a trustee from 1976 until 1989 and president of the Alumnae Association from 1968 until 1970. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumna award, and she also served as a volunteer for Reunion Weekend 2009, her class’s […]

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News Flash

New Hall Naming When NEW Hall opened in fall 2016, the “NEW” designation seemed apt. This fall, the College announced that “NEW” also refers to the initials of its namesake, Nan Elizabeth Walsh Schow. A women’s college graduate and grandmother of a recent Scripps alumna, Mrs. Schow was inspired by Scripps’ commitment to the arts […]

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PostScripps

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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