Feature Stories (page 70)

April 18, 2005

Brain Trust

Being careful not to separate the cerebellum, I sliced through the dura mater with my scalpel and peeled it back to reveal the entire brain. From there I made my first sagittal cut and began to identify such structures as the thalamus and fornix. No, this is not a description of a class in medical school, but a sheep brain dissection for a cognitive neuroscience lab at Scripps College.

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Reunion Weekend 2005

On a spring weekend in late April, more than 450 alumnae from 14 classes returned to campus to celebrate and remember their time at Scripps. It was an opportunity to reconnect with classmates, present their class gifts to the College, celebrate the success of the Campaign for the Scripps Women, and be a part of class dinners and photos, as well as the dedication of Mary Wig Johnson Court.

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Rescuing Shakespeare

Most Scripps alumnae have never known a time when the eight bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Shakespeare haven’t been a part of the College environment. Set into the exterior walls of Sycamore court and Balch Hall, each depicts the important characters in scenes from eight of Shakespeare’s plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, King Lear, Richard III, Hamlet, and Henry IV.

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February 22, 2005

Author Eve Ensler Speaks Out On Victory, Valentines, and Vaginas

Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, has worked around the world to improve the lives of women and girls. On February 17, she urged the women of Scripps College to do the same.

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December 6, 2004

Introducing: Visiting Professor Jennifer Miller

I first met Jennifer Miller last year in the faculty parking lot behind the Humanities Building. Since then, I have come to learn that her virtues are far greater than her patient appreciation of useless information.

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November 4, 2004

Scripps Featured in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 357 Colleges”

Scripps College was recently featured in The Princeton Review’s 2005 edition of “The Best 357 Colleges.” The annual “Best Colleges” guide offers two-page profiles on each school featured.

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October 15, 2004

Humanities Institute Fall Series Draws Crowds

Where can Scripps students and the community find a speaker series featuring lecturers ranging from an Emmy Award-winning news correspondent to the Executive Director of the Federalist Society? This fall, students and the Claremont community had to look no further than the Scripps College campus and the Humanities Institute fall lecture and film series, “The Politics of Knowledge Production.”

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October 11, 2004

One Vote Matters: Scripps First-Year Learns the Value of the Vote

Scripps first-year Eli Winkelman knows the importance of one vote. The rigorous “boot camp” she endured this summer taught her everything she needed to know about the voting process.

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September 29, 2004

A Death in the Scripps Family

Scripps College President Nancy Y. Bekavac announced the passing of an important member of the Scripps College community, Katharine Miller, with the following words about her contributions to the college and beyond.

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August 23, 2004

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Scripps 26th Best Liberal Arts College in Nation

The US News & World Report College Rankings for 2005 lists Scripps College-the women’s college of the Claremont Colleges Consortium-as the 26th best liberal arts college in the nation, up from 34th place in 2004.

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