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September 7, 2017

Interim Leadership for Institutional Advancement

With the upcoming departure of vice president for institutional advancement Michael Archibald, I have asked Binti Harvey to fill the role of interim vice president for Institutional Advancement, effective October 12, 2017. I am pleased that Binti has accepted this interim role, and I have every confidence in her ability to provide continuity and attentive […]

September 5, 2017

Support for Scripps Community in Response to DACA Repeal

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, As many of you know, today the President of the United States repealed the Presidential directive that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision has dire implications for thousands of students at colleges and universities throughout this nation who have sacrificed, persevered, and excelled to enhance […]

September 1, 2017

Introducing the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

As we continue to monitor and document our progress toward creating the equity and access we envision for the Scripps community, we have recognized the need for more robust channels of communication and input from Scripps community members. To this end, I have established the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (CIDE) to replace the President’s […]

August 18, 2017

Fall Welcome from Scripps College

Dear Scripps College Community Members, At the beginning of each academic year, we have an opportunity to recommit to building a thriving community of scholars who contribute to society through lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity. On campus, we do this through our orientation programming, our opening events, and in our greetings to one […]

May 17, 2017

Spring 2017 Community Update

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, As we close this academic year, I would like to share key actions from the Board of Trustees’ meeting on May 13 and inform you of some campus news and updates. Commencement It was a joy to participate in the 87th annual commencement ceremonies with graduates and their […]

May 1, 2017

Scripps Inaugurates Lara Tiedens as Ninth President

Scripps College began a new era on April 29, 2017, when Lara Tiedens was inaugurated as the College’s ninth president. Tiedens, who accepted the position in June 2016, beamed as hundreds of Scripps alumnae, students, faculty, and staff gathered on Elm Tree Lawn to watch the installation ceremony. The one-and-a-half-hour commemoration featured speeches and provided […]

April 3, 2017

Presidential Post-Board Community Update April 2017

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The Board of Trustees concluded its March retreat and meeting on Sunday, March 5, and I would like to inform you about the following key actions and discussions. Budget The trustees approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2017–18. Key elements include: Enrollment of 1,000 students, in line with the current number of students on and off campus; Tuition, room, and board increase of 3.9%, […]

March 24, 2017

Update on Diversity and Inclusion at Scripps

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff:As we enter the final phase of the spring semester, I would like to update you on the progress we’ve made on policies, programs, and practices to make Scripps more diverse and inclusive. We have posted a new update on the IDEA website that reports progress on commitments made last year […]

January 30, 2017

Supporting Our International Community

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Last week the new president issued a number of executive orders and presidential memos. The executive order pertaining to immigration and travel has led to particular concern, since it targets Muslim-majority countries. While the legality of these measures is evaluated, the College advises that people from Iran, Iraq, […]

December 13, 2016

Community Update from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Reflecting on the past several months, it’s hard to believe that my first semester at Scripps is already drawing to a close. As I continue my “Scripps education,” I am amazed at the depth and breadth of achievement among our students, faculty, and staff, and at the strong bonds […]