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December 11, 2016

Office of the President: Message in Response to Petition

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I recently received a petition signed by more than 750 Scripps College students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends and family members requesting the addition of immigration status to the College’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and recommending that the College declare itself a “sanctuary center of higher education.” The […]

November 21, 2016

Support and Protections for Undocumented and DACA Students

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Over the past couple of weeks, I have had thoughtful conversations with many members of this community about the ways in which we can ensure that Scripps College remains a place of safety and security for those who may lose their legal protections under new policies proposed by […]

November 9, 2016

Message from President Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, The presidential campaign and the election results have created a great deal of uncertainty and apprehension over the past 18 months. The outcome of this turbulent political season has evoked strong emotions for many of us as we struggle to interpret its meaning. Not everyone will have the same […]

October 19, 2016

October 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The Board of Trustees convened for its quarterly session October 7-8 and engaged in a number of community events and conversations in addition to its regular meetings. A summary of the Board’s activities and actions taken follows: New Trustee At the Board meeting on October 8, trustees appointed […]

October 3, 2016

President Tiedens Introduced to Community through In Person Events

Scripps College President Lara Tiedens, the College’s ninth president who began her term in August, answered questions from the media and extends the same opportunity to Scripps community members as she is introduced this fall to various stakeholder groups of the women’s college which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Tiedens was recently interviewed by the […]

September 1, 2016

A Message on Diversity and Inclusion from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, As an educator, I have long believed that education, especially higher education, has an important role to play in creating a more just society. From my very early conversations with members of the Scripps College community, it was evident that diversity and inclusion are highly valued here. This was […]

August 29, 2016

Welcome Message from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Scripps College Community Members, It has been my great pleasure to welcome students, faculty, staff, alumnae, families, and friends to campus as we begin the 2016­–17 academic year. The first days of fall semester are always exhilarating—reunions with old friends happen alongside farewells to families, new experiences intersect with familiar places and routines, and […]

August 16, 2016

Message from President Larissa Z. Tiedens

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I hope you are enjoying the final days of summer and have found time over these past few months for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. As I begin my tenure as the ninth president of Scripps College, I would like to share my gratitude for your warm welcome […]

June 28, 2016

Regional, National Publications Herald Selection of Scripps College’s Ninth President

Scripps College's announcement of Dr. Larissa Z. Tiedens as its next president was featured in regional and national newspapers and higher education publications including Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and San Gabriel Valley Tribune in Southern California, Inside Higher Ed, and Stanford University News. Tiedens, who currently serves as senior associate dean of academic affairs at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will become the ninth president of Scripps.

June 21, 2016

Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Dear Scripps College Community Members, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Larissa Z. Tiedens as the ninth president of Scripps College, effective August 1, 2016. She will hold the title of the W.M. Keck Foundation Presidential Chair, established in 1980. Dr. Tiedens is a prominent social psychologist and […]