Top 10 Media Mentions in 2015

CLAREMONT, California - December 23, 2015

Scripps College generates close to 5,000 media stories a year about its faculty, students, and alumnae. These are just 10 of the breakthrough stories that garnered significant Internet, social media, or traditional media fame for Scripps in 2015.

  1. Joan Heyler ’86 Helms The Broad, A New Los Angeles Art Museum
    In April, New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin profiled Scripps alumna Joanne Heyler ’86 in her role as chief curator preparing to open billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad’s new art museum in Los Angeles.
  1. Scripps College Among U.S. Colleges Praised for Combating Sexual Assault

The Washington Post’s Nick Anderson interviewed Charlotte Johnson, Scripps’ dean of students, regarding the College’s initiatives to combat sexual assault on campus. The June 12, 2015, article notes innovative steps taken by several college campuses in the U.S. to prevent sexual violence and to help those who report it.

  1. Scripps College Ranked One of the Best in the Nation for Financial Aid

ABC Online reported Scripps’ ranking as one of the best in the nation for financial aid following the August 2105 release of The Princeton Review’s college rankings. Scripps was ranked #16 for best financial aid and, among the publisher’s 2016 “Best 380 Colleges,” placed among the top 10 colleges and universities nationwide on five lists, including students’ favorites for: “best quality of life” (#5), “most beautiful campus” (#6), “most liberal students” (#7), “best classroom experience” (#9), and “best college dorms” (#10).

  1. Solutions for Housing Accommodations at Small Colleges Highlighted

As students prepared to return to school in August, ABC News and The Chicago Tribune picked up a story filed by Associated Press reporter Sally Ho that highlights what small colleges like Scripps are doing to accommodate the housing needs of growing numbers of first year students.

  1. Beautiful Spaces, Gardens at Scripps College Featured in Westways Magazine

Westways’ September 2015 issue featured Scripps’ Margaret Fowler Garden, Distinguished Speakers Series, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, and Clark Humanities Museum in its cover story on Southern California college towns. The magazine’s cover featured a photograph of Margaret Fowler Garden.

  1. Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 Authors Game-Changing Equal Pay Law

In October, The Los Angeles Times reported on the equal pay bill signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown, which was introduced by Scripps alumna California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71.

  1. National Blog Features Scripps College First-Gen, STEM Student Story

Mercedes Adame, a STEM, first-generation student at Scripps, was featured in early November in the Advantages of Women’s Colleges blog about the challenges she has faced pursuing her educational and career dreams.

  1. Professor Rivka Weinberg Authors New Book on Procreation Ethics

Quartz magazine, an arm of The Atlantic that features content specifically for reading on tablet and mobile devices, featured professor of philosophy Rivka Weinberg’s new book, The Risk of A Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible, in late November. Published by Oxford University Press, the book explores the ethical issues involved in having children.

  1. Scripps Among Top 50 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

Kiplinger’s 2016 Best Value Colleges list featured Scripps in December 2015 as #34 among the top 100 best values in liberal arts colleges. Kiplinger rankings highlight public schools, private universities, and private liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost, naming the top-100 best values in each category and providing information for college-bound students to make comparisons between schools.

  1. Professor Stacey Wood Makes Discoveries About the Risks of Elder Financial Abuse

Psychology professor Stacey Wood’s research, aided by 200 Scripps undergraduate research interviewers, reveals a strong link between numeracy, or comfort with numbers, and risk of elder financial abuse, as reported in mid-December by American Public Media (Marketplace online), the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post Intelligencer, and other national and regional media outlets.