Feature Stories (page 6)

September 6, 2018

Making an Impact: New Program Connects First-Year Students with Community

This August, a week before nearly 900 students were scheduled to move in to the residence halls, more than 40 first-year students boarded buses on campus before dawn. They were headed to Los Angeles and the Inland Valley—bound to one of four nonprofit organizations—to participate in the inaugural launch of Scripps’ Impacting, Partnering, and Changing Together (IMPaCT) program.

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September 5, 2018

Fall 2018 Convocation: Students, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate the New Academic Year

On Tuesday, September 4, Scripps College welcomed students, faculty, and staff to campus for the start of the 2018–19 academic year.

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September 4, 2018

Hidden Gems: Secret Study Spots on Campus

Any student who has been on a campus tour knows Scripps’ most iconic locations (Margaret Fowler Garden and Seal Court, to name a few) but the campus also offers lesser-known locales that are perfect for studying or just unwinding.

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September 3, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Irene Yi ’19: President of Scripps Associated Students (SAS)

Headed by elected student leaders, The Scripps Associated Students (SAS) is the body responsible for student advocacy on campus. SAS is the student voice, working with faculty and administration to serve as a resource for programming, an advocate for institutional change, and to help resolve student issues.

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August 31, 2018

Scripps College Move-In Day: Meet our newest residents!

On August 29, 254 first-year students and 13 transfer students finished moving into their residence halls in preparation for the 2018¬â€“2019 school year. We met up with a handful of them to find out where they came from, what they love about Scripps, and what their plans are as newly minted Scrippsies.

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August 30, 2018

Back to School: Scripps College Welcomes Our Newest Students

This week, Scripps welcomed all new students to campus. Vice president for enrollment Victoria Romero previewed the class statistics at Scripps’ New Student welcome event, sharing “fun facts” about the entering class.

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August 29, 2018

Research and Internships: Morgan Stewart ’19 Fishing for Answers

Morgan Stewart ’19 describes the past three months as her “summer with fish.” Stewart spent the summer working as a research assistant at the Friday Harbor Labs in Washington State’s San Juan Islands under Professor of Biology Adam Summers, who is widely known for his project “Scan All Fish.”

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August 28, 2018

A Lesson in Leadership: Students Get Training in Entrepreneurship, Business, and Community Building at Laspa Student Leadership Institute

This August, the Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College held its second annual Student Leadership Institute (SLI), a four-day program designed to help students who hold leadership positions on campus—members of student government, officers of campus clubs and organizations, peer mentors, residential advisors, and others—hone their management abilities and develop community and coalition building skills.

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August 27, 2018

Research and Internships: Nishara Gunasekara ’19 Defending Child and Family Welfare in the U.S.

As the crisis of family separation unfolded at the U.S. border, Nishara Gunasekara ’19 was around the corner from the White House attempting to counter President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, which calls for the prosecution of those who illegally enter the United States. The effect of that policy has been that parents crossing with their children are held in criminal custody, while children are either placed with a sponsor or held in a shelter.

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August 24, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Works by Professor of Art Nancy Macko

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently acquired two suites of prints by Scripps Professor of Art Nancy Macko. The First Ten Prime Numbers, Suite 1 and 2 explore the concept of prime numbers—positive natural numbers greater than one and divisible only by one and themselves.

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