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January 7, 2022

Spring Return Update 2022

I write today as a follow-up from the communication Interim President Marcus-Newhall sent to our community yesterday. As many of you have seen in the news or experienced personally, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads quickly and is highly transmissible.

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January 6, 2022

Update: Spring 2022 Return to Campus

We find ourselves in unpredictable times that require us to rethink the way we operate. We recognize that each adjustment made to keep our community safe may feel restrictive to some, and we appreciate the commitment by every member of our community to keep each other safe and healthy.

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January 5, 2022

Campus Return and Booster Requirements

Dear Students, Happy New Year! I hope your winter break has been restful and rejuvenating. As we welcome 2022, we are seeing an uptick in cases as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is now the dominant variant in the US. Omicron is 40% more infectious than the Delta variant. Given that, I write with updates […]

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January 3, 2022

Important Spring 2022 Updates for Return to Campus

Based on recent advice from our medical advisors and in anticipation of the CDC changing its definition of fully vaccinated to include a booster, the College will require all employees and students to receive a booster shot by January 31, 2022. 

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December 14, 2021

Dedicated Facilities Teams Preserve Scripps’ Signature Campus During COVID-19

By Lauren Mar ’25 While faculty and students navigated remote learning at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scripps College was not completely deserted. Its grounds, custodial, and maintenance teams all worked diligently to ensure Scripps’ beautiful campus was preserved and prepared for everyone’s return. “COVID-19 increased everybody’s responsibilities tenfold,” says Lesley Swick, director of […]

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December 10, 2021

COVID-19 Updates

I write today to address many of concerns regarding the uptick in COVID-19 cases across the Claremont Colleges. Currently, at Scripps we have 3 positive cases. Though our cases remain lower than some of the other colleges, it is imperative that we remain ever vigilant.

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November 18, 2021

Announcement of Scripps College’s 10th President

Dear Scripps College Community Members, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Suzanne Keen as the 10th president of Scripps College, effective July 1, 2022. She will hold the title of the W.M. Keck Foundation Presidential Chair, established in 1980. Dr. Keen is a distinguished scholar and professor of […]

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November 11, 2021

DEIJ Campus Update

It is my pleasure to introduce the Scripps IDEA Initiative Newsletter, a resource to keep our stakeholders abreast of and engaged in the ongoing work of becoming a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable educational community. This newsletter offers an opportunity to highlight the collective contributions of many individuals in our community who are building a more inclusive Scripps.

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November 8, 2021

Olive Harvest’s Return Creates Organic Space for Education, Community, and Sustainability

On November 5, Scripps hosted its traditional Olive Harvest, an event that furthers the College’s sustainability efforts by utilizing the campus’s edible plants as a food source. More than 200 students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding Claremont community harvested approximately 700 pounds of olives.

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October 25, 2021

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas Earn Spot in Swimming and Diving Pre-Season Coaches’ Poll

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Athenas earned the 18th overall spot in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America’s (CSCAA) Division III preseason poll.

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