Feature Stories (page 68)

October 27, 2005

Teach for America Scouting Scripps Grads

With each school year comes a new crop of college seniors and with them come endless job searches and graduate school applications. Nationwide, more and more students have been opting for post-graduation volunteer programs, such as Teach for America.

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October 2, 2005

Scripps Named “Hottest Women’s College” in Nation

Kaplan/Newsweek’s “America’s Hottest Colleges” gives its top 25 picks for “the places that everyone’s talking about for 2006.” The publication names Scripps as the “Hottest Women’s College,” remarking positively on Scripps’ academic strengths as well as its physical location and campus amenities.

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September 7, 2005

Scripps College to Accept Visiting Students from Colleges Affected by Hurricane

Scripps College will accept up to five students from colleges closed because of Hurricane Katrina as visiting students for fall semester 2005. The College will waive tuition for these students and provide a transcript of all academic coursework they complete to their home institution.

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Call of the Wild

“Of all the great apes, the orangutan is perhaps the smartest,” says Debra Erickson ’79. “Give a screwdriver to a chimpanzee, he’ll stab you with it. Give it to a gorilla, he’ll scratch himself with it. But give it to an orangutan, and he’ll unscrew the door to your refrigerator.”

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Athenas Catch New Softball Coach

CMS women’s softball can expect a boost from new coach Betsy Hipple, who led Hunter College’s team to three NCAA Championships and three City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) tournament titles, winning the CUNYAC Coach of the Year award at each conference. Softball has been a part of Hipple’s life since her childhood, although a debilitating knee injury in college helped her change course.

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Emadch Beck ’01 recalls the days when, as an undergraduate, she was struggling with organic chemistry. She had a summer job with the late Dr. D. John Faulkner at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and turned to him for advice.

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Scripps Summer Academy Welcomes New Director

Sylvia Ruiz ’05 distinguished herself as a leader while a student at Scripps, as an RA for Browning Hall in her senior year, and as co-founder of Cafe Con Leche, a student organization designed to support women of Latin descent. She has also worked with the admission office to recruit women of color.

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TZone Camps at Scripps

On an early July morning, 60 TZone campers and 15 counselors rise and shine, eat breakfast at the Malott Commons, and join supermodel Tyra Banks on Bowling Green Lawn for “Morning Circle” — an enthusiastic round of camp cheers and chants. A few minutes later, the group repeats a mantra of “Go Girl! Do your thing!” as campers take turns darting around the circle performing improvisational dance steps. Laughter and cheers echo across the lawn.

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July 28, 2005

Professor examines why older adults may be more vulnerable to certain types of consumer fraud

Professor of psychology Stacey Wood has conducted extensive research on how the tendency to evaluate and react to positive, neutral, and negative information changes across our lifespan.

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June 21, 2005

Premiere Engagement at Scripps: The work of Sir Anthony Caro

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College is pleased to present the United States premiere of Anthony Caro — A Life in Sculpture: The Kenwood Series from August 27 through October 23, 2005. The exhibition includes thirteen recent sculptures in stoneware and steel by one of the world’s most celebrated artists and Britain’s greatest living sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro.

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