Campus News

April 8, 2021

Creativity Abuzz with Hive Student Creativity Grants

This spring, five Scripps students were awarded a Student Creativity Grant from the The Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity, also known as the Hive. The Hive is a 5C resource housed at Pomona College that provides learning experiences focused on a collaborative approach to solving real-world problems, using the liberal arts as a jumping-off point.

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April 1, 2021

Appointment of Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

We are pleased to announce that Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert has been appointed Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty commencing April 16, 2021 and continuing until June 30, 2022, or until the new president is hired.

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Return to Campus Update

As we look forward to resuming in-person instruction and residential programs in the fall, we are encouraged by reports of declining COVID-19 case counts, the increased availability of vaccines, and a gradual relaxation of public health restrictions.

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March 24, 2021

Announcing the Passing of James W. Gould

James “Jim” W. Gould passed away on March 13, 2021, in Seattle at the age of 96. In 1960, Jim served as Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich and then began his tenure at Scripps, where he taught courses for 35 years in international relations, cultural geography, and women and peace.

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March 18, 2021

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

The mass shooting that resulted in the murders of eight Asian Americans in Georgia, six of them women, has left many of us reeling at this latest example of the toll that racism, gender discrimination, and xenophobia exact on our communities. Unfortunately, this is only the most recent example in an increasing number of reports of anti-Asian sentiment and violence over the past year.

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Message from Dean Johnson

It was a little over a year ago that the pandemic required us to almost completely evacuate our residence halls and pivot to a remote learning environment. This pandemic year has been full of additional stressors, not the least of which are repeated instances or bigotry, hatred, and discrimination.

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March 1, 2021

Presidential Search Committee Update

As co-chairs of the Scripps Presidential Search Committee, we are pleased to announce that the search for the College’s 10th president is underway. Selecting a president is the Board of Trustees’ paramount responsibility, and the committee is dedicated to a process that will attract a highly qualified and dynamic successor to President Tiedens.

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Announcement of Interim President

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Amy Marcus-Newhall has agreed to assume this important post for the duration of the search, serving as a special advisor to President Tiedens from April 1-15, and assuming the interim president position effective April 16.

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Professor of Chemistry Mary Hatcher-Skeers Takes on New Role of Associate Dean of Faculty for Racial Equity

Scripps College has created the new position of associate dean of faculty for racial equity (ADRE), thanks in large part to a generous gift by  Scripps Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19. This January, the College officially appointed Mary Hatcher-Skeers, professor of chemistry and Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences, to the position.

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February 16, 2021

College Launches “The Browsing Room,” Scripps’ Official Online Store

This week, Scripps College launched its new online store, The Browsing Room. The Browsing Room offers collegiate gear, from apparel to gifts to pet supplies and more, all with official Scripps branding.

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