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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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ManuScripps

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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Letter from the Alumnae Association President

I’m especially excited to be working with Juanita Nash-Dahlen ’72, the association’s new president-elect, and I want to take this opportunity to introduce her to the Scripps community. After Juanita earned her BA in English from Scripps, she moved to Germany, where she taught English and social studies. She returned to the U.S. in 1983 […]

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SAGE Wisdom

Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE) is a unique academic opportunity for Scripps College students to extend the critical inquiries begun on campus to a semester of learning in one of more than 40 countries. Studying and living in a new environment helps to develop the global competence and innovative leadership required of today’s college graduates […]

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Alumnae Mapped

There are around 9,883 Scripps Alumnae living in the United States, where 4,907 alumnae call California home. There are 356 Scripps Alumnae living all over the world.

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Celebrating Mark Herron

In June, Mark Herron completed a four-year term as chair of the Board. He has been a trustee of the College since 1997, inspired by his mother’s devotion to Scripps. Jeannette “Jan” Pierson Herron ’45 majored in mathematics and was one of the College’s earliest proponents of the inclusion of STEM as an integral part […]

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An Interview With Lynne Thompson ’72

On July 1, Lynne Thompson ’72 stepped into a new role as chair of the Scripps College Board of Trustees. Thompson graduated from Scripps with a degree in social psychology and attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. As a private practice attorney, she specialized in labor and employment litigation before becoming director […]

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October 29, 2018

A Scripps education teaches students to think critically, tolerate ambiguity, encounter difference with curiosity, and problem solve by reaching for new perspectives and lines of inquiry. Across the globe, our students, faculty, and alumnae are using these skills to tackle issues of international relevance – bringing the world to Scripps and Scripps to the world […]

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Parallel Unions

In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a move known as “Brexit.” Since its inception over half a century ago, the EU had come to stand as the paradigm of democratic cooperation, promoting ideals such as open borders, cosmopolitanism, and humanitarianism. The U.K.’s sudden planned departure from the EU […]

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London Bridge

When Valerie Whitacre ’08 visits the Arts Club in London, founded in 1863 as a haven for those with professional or amateur relationships with the arts, literature, and sciences (by a group that included Charles Dickens), she contemplates the serendipitous mix of hard work, circumstance, and good fortune that brought her there. The business development […]

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A Latitude Beyond

Standing in the tide pools at El Matador Beach in Malibu, California, Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, looks out at the horizon as the sun descends over the Pacific.She is explaining to a film crew from National Geographic (Nat Geo) how red algae, which can be found in […]

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A Pivotal Year

Illustrations by Janice Chang They start with an ambition: Examine how journalism is produced in countries with different government structures and political climates. Assess the impact of ecotourism on island ecosystems. Explore how opera companies enable people with disabilities to fully experience a live performance. Test their language skills while teaching in another country. Then […]

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Focus on the Faculty

The first thing to know about Professor of French Thierry Boucquey is that he has a personal motto. The second and more important thing to know is that he actually lives by it. “Mens sana in corpore sanois a Latin phrase meaning ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body,” says Boucquey as we sit down […]

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