Campus News

November 30, 2020

An Announcement from President Tiedens

With a heavy heart, I write to inform you that this coming semester will be my last at Scripps College. I will resign as president effective April 15, 2021, and will be moving to New York to become the Executive Director of Schwarzman Scholars, an international graduate fellowship program designed to prepare future global leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.

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November 23, 2020

Update on Spring 2021

Scripps College is ready for students to return to campus by January 25 when the spring semester commences, and we hope that state and county guidelines will allow institutions of higher education in Los Angeles County to resume on-campus instruction and residential programming by that date.

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October 30, 2020

Trustee Claude Steele Receives Legacy Award from Society of Personality and Social Psychology

Trustee Claude Steele, Stanford professor emeritus in the social sciences, has received the Legacy Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. The Legacy Award honors figures whose career contributions have shaped the field.

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October 29, 2020

Upcoming Election

As we approach the end of what has been an arduous year for our community, it is critical to acknowledge the cumulative impact of simultaneous national crises—the COVID-19 pandemic, a faltering economy, and racial injustice and inequality—on our individual and collective health and well-being.

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October 27, 2020

Research Bytes: New Instagram Account Showcases Student Fellowships and Research

This month, Scripps launched a new Instagram account, @scripps.fellowships, to highlight and share information about students’ fellowships, research, and scholarship opportunities. In a series called “Research Bytes,” the account uses Instagram’s IGTV video platform to feature brief vlogs about students’ summer research projects and to provide information about the fellowships that made these projects possible.

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October 20, 2020

Academic Calendar for the Undergraduate Colleges, Spring 2021

After careful deliberation and consultation, the Academic Deans Committee recommended—and the Presidents Council approved—four changes to the published Spring 2021 academic calendar for the undergraduate colleges of the consortium. We wish to recognize that our institutions and our faculties approached the Spring academic calendar with diverse viewpoints and concerns before reaching these decisions.

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October 15, 2020

Spotlight on Staff: Queer Resource Center Director Sharon Chia Claros

The Claremont Colleges community recently welcomed Sharon Chia Claros (she/her/hers) as the new assistant dean and director of the Queer Resource Center (QRC).

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October 13, 2020

Career Conversations Returns, Offering Alums Tactical Resources for Navigating Career Transition

This fall, the Office of Alumnae Engagement and Career Planning & Resources will partner for the return of Career Conversations, a webinar series designed to provide alums with professional career guidance.

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October 6, 2020

Spotlight on Staff: Assistant Dean and SCORE Director Dr. Marissiko Wheaton

Scripps recently welcomed Dr. Marissiko Wheaton as the new assistant dean and director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE). The Office of Marketing and Communications recently spoke to Wheaton to learn more about her professional background and her aspirations for SCORE.

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October 5, 2020

Scripps Planning Update

As we near the midpoint of the fall semester, I am pleased to hear positive reports about the active learning and engagement underway in virtual classrooms and in student and community programs. I continue to be impressed and proud of the many ways faculty, students, and staff are strengthening relationships, acquiring new knowledge, and building community online.

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