In the Media (page 7)

August 3, 2020

In the Media: Chiugo Akujuobi ’21 Discusses Modeling and Gender Identity in OutSmart Magazine

Chiugo Akujuobi ’21 spoke to OutSmart magazine about queerness, how growing up in Houston has influenced their identity, and their evolving career goals, which include modeling and a graduate degree in communications. “Honestly, I didn’t even realize my queerness until college,” they said.

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July 30, 2020

In the Media: Lily Silver ’22 Launches Mental Health Talk Show on IGTV, Seattle Times Reports

Lily Silver ’22 launched “Mind Wide Open,” a mental health-focused weekly talk show on IGTV, Instagram’s video platform, the Seattle Times reported. Silver, whose father was Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, said she started the talk show to destigmatize mental health issues among young people.

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July 29, 2020

In the Media: Scripps’ Linda Davis Taylor Financial Literacy Program Is Featured in Worth

The Linda Davis Taylor Financial Literacy Program was featured in a Worth article about the need for college-level financial education. The piece lauds Scripps’ program, hosted by the Laspa Center for Leadership.

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In the Media: Cindy Forster Examines Jeanine Áñez’s Impact on Bolivia in People’s Dispatch

In a two-part series for People’s Dispatch, Cindy Forster, professor of history and chair of Latin American studies, examines the impact that interim president Jeanine Áñez has had on Bolivia since taking power, arguing that Áñez is waging a war on women.

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July 27, 2020

In the Media: Los Angeles Times Interviews Martha Gonzalez about New Book Chican@ Artivistas

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Martha Gonzalez, associate professor of Chicanx-Latinx Studies and Grammy-winning lead singer of Quetzal, about her new book, Chican@ Artivistas: Music, Community, and Transborder Tactics in East Los Angeles. “I hope that I get people to think about music in new ways,” she said. “That music isn’t just a commodity.”

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July 20, 2020

In the Media: Lara Tiedens Discusses Financial Literacy and Power on Money Stories with LDT Podcast

President Lara Tiedens discussed the role of financial literacy in unlocking opportunities for women on Money Stories with LDT, a podcast hosted by Linda Davis Taylor, former chair of the Board of Trustees and founder of the Linda Davis Taylor Financial Literacy Program at Scripps.

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In the Media: Olivia Truesdale ’21 Uses Community Action Grant to Support Local Seed Library, ABC6 News Reports

ABC6 News reported that Olivia Truesdale ’21 is working with the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, to promote a community seed library and a virtual event series focused on gardening. Truesdale received $1,000 in funding from the Laspa Center for Leadership’s 2020 Community Action Grant, which supports projects that help students’ hometown communities cope with the impact of COVID-19.

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July 15, 2020

In the Media: Barbara Arnwine ’73 Discusses Issues of Election Protection with Who.What.Why

Barbara Arnwine ’73, president and founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, discussed issues of voter suppression and election protection on Who.What.Why’s Scrutineers Series podcast. She noted the various ways in which voters of color have been disenfranchised and added that people need to ensure that others in their communities remain registered to vote.

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July 14, 2020

In the Media: In Washington Post Op-Ed, Lara Tiedens Cites Data and Community Values as Reasons for Remote Instruction

In a Washington Post op-ed, President Lara Tiedens explained that Scripps’ decision to move to remote-only learning for the fall 2020 semester was based on coronavirus data and the College’s community values. “We are choosing to make data- and values-based decisions informed by the critical public health situation in Los Angeles and the country, and to prioritize the health of our faculty, staff, students, and the broader community that surrounds us,” she said.

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In the Media: Lara Tiedens Discusses Online Instruction and Tuition with the Chronicle of Higher Education

President Lara Tiedens discussed the factors around online-only instruction decisions for the fall 2020 semester, including the cost of tuition. She said that, although the College will only offer remote instruction this fall, Scripps students will continue to enjoy small class sizes and receive individual attention from professors.

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