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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.

December 4, 2018

Parallel Unions

In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a move known as “Brexit.” Since its inception over half a century ago, the EU had come to stand as the paradigm of democratic cooperation, promoting ideals such as open borders, cosmopolitanism, and humanitarianism.

November 6, 2018

A Capitol Encounter: Scripps Students Explore State Politics on Eve of Midterm Elections

During a recent visit to Sacramento at the end of October, Isabella Melsheimer ’22 learned a lot about how an election cycle can affect the inner workings of government. “I have a lot more insight into the rapid pace of change that people working in government endure because of changes in administration,” she says.

November 5, 2018

Scripps Presents: Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, is an authority when it comes to parsing our current political moment, especially issues impacting women.

October 18, 2018

Scripps Presents: Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines in 2011 for revealing his undocumented status in the New York Times. A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, his revelations gave new visibility to the immense challenges faced by young people who immigrated to the United States as children and have established academic and professional careers without citizenship. Vargas visits to discuss his book, Dear America, with Southern California Public Radio’s Leslie Berestein Rojas.

October 17, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Featured in Chronicle on Trending of Women’s Colleges

Scripps College was featured in an article by the Chronicle of Higher Education about increasing interest in women’s colleges.

October 2, 2018

In the Media: Gabby Giffords ’93 Begins Campaigning Across the Country on Gun Control

The Huffington Post reported that Gabby Giffords ’93, former Arizona Democratic congressmember who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, will begin campaigning across the country to bolster the midterm campaigns of Democrats who support gun control.

September 6, 2018

In the Media: Sean Flynn as “Young Gun” in Inland Empire House Race

The Orange County Registered reported that Associate Professor of Economics, Sean Flynn, was recognized by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) as a “Young Guns Contender”: a political candidate who has met fundraising goals and programmatic benchmarks in their congressional campaign.

August 30, 2018

In the Media: California Lawmakers Approve Bill to Require Corporate Boards to Include Women

As reported by The Los Angeles Times, California lawmakers drafted a bill that would require women to be included on the boards of directors of firms headquartered in California by 2019.

August 13, 2018

In the Media: Michelle Maltais Named Consumer Editor, USA Today

Formerly the deputy director of audience engagement at the Los Angeles Times, Michelle Maltais ’94 was named the consumer editor for USA Today.