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February 11, 2019

Class of 2019: Announcing Scripps’ 2019 Commencement Speaker: USAFacts President Poppy MacDonald ’97

Poppy MacDonald ’97, president of USAFacts and Scripps alumna, will deliver the address at the 89th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

February 11, 2019

In the Media: Smithsonian Curator Dr. Dwandalyn Reece ’85 Discusses Legacy of Blackface, CBS, NPR

Dr. Dwandalyn Reece ’85, curator of music and performing arts at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, was on CBS This Morning discussing the history of blackface— the practice of white performers using black makeup on their faces to caricature Black Americans.

January 31, 2019

In the Media: Professor David Andrews Interviewed about Brexit, KCBS

Professor of International Relations David Andrews was interviewed on KCBS about the U.K.’s looming Brexit deadline.

January 28, 2019

In the Media: Kaila Finn ’20 Quoted in Medium Article on New Generation in Politics

Kaila Finn ’20 was quoted in an article about the campaign and election of Will Haskell, the 22-year-old Connecticut State Senator of the 26th district.

January 25, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at The Claremont Colleges

Through his writings and actions, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embodied a commitment to social justice and community empowerment, inspiring generations to change the world. In celebration of this spirit, Scripps College will be hosting the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration events, rooted in this year’s theme: Education, Empowerment, Purpose.

January 18, 2019

Humanities Institute: Spring 2019 Season Explores the Pitfalls of Our Age of Information

“We have more information than ever before, but we arguably understand less. That’s the puzzle,” says Yuval Avnur, associate professor of philosophy and this year’s director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute. But is this a new phenomenon, or are we just now noticing its pervasiveness?

January 15, 2019

In the Media: Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson Weighs in on Shakeup in Democratic Party

Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson spoke to ABC News about the roles that millennials and generation Xers will play in the 115th Congress in an article titled, “New Congress, Who Dis?”

January 2, 2019

Scripps Presents: Spring 2019 Lineup Features the Best in Contemporary Thought and Performance

This spring, Scripps Presents, the College’s signature public events series, brings a slew of provocative speakers and performers to campus, showcasing the best in art, performance, and the humanities.

December 21, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Mightier than the Sword, Josephine Winslow ’21 Is Penning Her Way to World Peace

Josephine Winslow ’21 joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Youth Council in high school because of her ambitions to help craft policy to mitigate homelessness in Los Angeles. The experience led her to City Hall, where she wrote reports and briefings for State Senator Bob Blumenfield, then to writing grants and communications material for Claremont Heritage and City Hall, and finally to drafting in-depth reports for the Organization for World Peace (OWP).

December 7, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Vivianne Mbaku ’09 Strives to End Homelessness (with a Little Help from Her Friends)

For Vivianne Mbaku ’09, one of the best parts of graduating from Scripps is the tightknit alumnae community she became part of after commencement. That includes working alongside two other Scripps graduates, Jin Lee ’06 and Melanie Biles ’18, at Inner City Law Center (ICLC), a nonprofit law firm where she is an attorney.