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April 3, 2018

Laspa’s Center for Leadership: Women and Congress Seminar

During this year’s spring break, 11 Scripps students traded their swimsuits for business suits. Through the Alternative Spring Break program, funded by Scripps' own Laspa Center for Leadership, participants flew to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar sponsored by the Public Leadership Education Network, a national organization focused on preparing college women for leadership roles in the public policy arena.

March 29, 2018

In the Media: Vanessa Tyson on Sexual Harassment in the Senate

Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson was quoted by NBC in an article about recent efforts to change the culture of sexual harassment in the Senate.

March 27, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Women’s History Month, Programming Celebrates Leadership in Action

As a women’s institution, Scripps College constantly celebrates female leadership, empowerment, and achievement. Yet March, marked by Women’s History Month, calls for extra attention. Since the month’s designation in 1987, Scripps has honored women’s contributions to history and society through additional programming and events. This year, students had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar; lunch with women composers who are breaking new ground; listen to Opal Tometi, CEO of Black Alliance for Just Immigration, speak about racial justice; and to learn about sustainability through a feminist lens through SCORE’s Sustainability Series.

March 22, 2018

In the Media: Corey Tazzara on the House of Medici and Free Trade

Assistant Professor of History Corey Tazzara discusses the influence of the Medici dynasty on trade policy in an article for Oxford University Press online. During the 17th century, the Medici established a port in Livorno that was open to foreign merchants and that relaxed rules governing the transit, storage, and taxation of goods.

March 16, 2018

The Missing Pictures and Sounds of Memory: A Celebration of Cambodian Film and Contemporary Classical Music

In the wake of decades of French colonization and capitalizing on the power vacuum left by years of civil war, Cambodia’s communist party, the Khmer Rouge, took full control of the city of Phnom Penh in 1975, forever redirecting the course of the country’s history.

March 7, 2018

In the Media: Scripps College Commencement Speaker Highlighted

Scripps College is highlighted in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for its “high-profile 2018 Commencement speaker,” civil rights activist and award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

February 21, 2018

Scripps Presents: Krista Suh

Following the 2016 presidential election, when millions of people were seeking outlets for their political frustrations, Krista Suh had the idea to use handicrafts to mobilize the nation. As co-founder of the Pussyhat Project, Suh helped turn the 2017 Women’s Marches into a sea of pink-capped protestors.

January 23, 2018

Humanities Institute Spring 2018 Season Focuses on Global Migration and Immigration

As narratives of nationalism continue to influence both political rhetoric and public policy in the U.S. and abroad, the spring 2018 Humanities Institute program at Scripps College is offering a timely series of lectures and discussions on issues related to global migration and immigration.

January 22, 2018

Gayle Greene Featured in JSTOR’s Feminist Theory Article

Scripps College Professor Emeritas Gayle Greene is cited in JSTOR article about relevance of her prescient 1991 article to today's headlines.

November 28, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: James Garrison, Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

James Garrison, a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, began a one-year appointment in fall 2017 at The Claremont Colleges, with Scripps College as his home campus.