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November 13, 2020

Students Keep Claremont Seniors Connected with Online Social Media Workshops

The four-session series focused on teaching participants basic and advanced Facebook and Instagram skills, such as creating a profile, adding friends, uploading photos, and adjusting an account’s privacy settings, so that Claremont seniors could safely connect with their loved ones during the pandemic.

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October 30, 2020

Scripps Faculty Host Representative Judy Chu in Webinar on Anti-Asian Discrimination

On October 21, Scripps hosted a webinar addressing anti-Asian discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair of Music and Scripps Professor of Music Hao Huang led the webinar, along with US Congressional Representative Judy Chu of California’s 27th District.

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October 26, 2020

Hao Huang Reflects on COVID-19’s Environmental Effects in EnviroLab Asia

Hao Huang, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair of Music and professor of music, published a paper examining COVID-19’s environmental effects in EnviroLab Asia, The Claremont Colleges’ journal of Asia and the environment.

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September 30, 2020

Rivka Weinberg to Discuss COVID-19, Public Health Leadership, and Authoritarian Politics at Harvard University

On October 6, Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg will take part in a panel on US public health leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.

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August 31, 2020

Suchi Branfman to Discuss Collaborative Dance and Choreography at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Dance faculty Suchi Branfman will be part of an online discussion about collaborating with members of the incarcerated community for “Undanced Dances through Prison Walls during a Pandemic.” The dances in this project were choreographed inside the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in spring 2020.

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August 18, 2020

Charlotte Johnson Appointed to University of Michigan Law School’s Advisory Board on Race and Racism

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Charlotte Johnson has been appointed to the University of Michigan Law School’s advisory board on race and racism, which will “examine issues of racism and disparity in the law school community.”

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Lillian Hahn ’21 Feeds Health Care Workers’ Bodies and Spirits

Amid the confusion and misinformation that defines so much of the public’s understanding of COVID-19, one thing that there seems to be unilateral agreement upon is the adverse mental health effects of the pandemic on frontline health care workers. Lillian Hahn ’21, a science management major on the public health track, identified a cohort among health care workers who may be even harder hit: those who work the night shift.

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August 11, 2020

International Rescue from Near and Afar: Students Aid Refugees in Remote Internship

Walking home from her class, “Refugee and Forced Migration,” which she took entirely in Arabic at the University of Jordan in Amman last year, Julia Kelly ’21 recalls passing by a building that caught her eye. “I walked by the International Rescue Committee’s office on my way home every day,” recalls the Middle Eastern and North African studies major. “I learned that Jordan is a safe haven for refugees from all over the Middle East, and since then, refugee welfare became an even greater focus for me.”

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August 4, 2020

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson ’22 Interns at the Intersection of Scholarship and Activism

Uma Nagarajan-Swenson ’22 is a politics and history major with a passion for grassroots social movements. This summer, she is serving as an intern at the Institute for Policy Studies’ Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project, thanks to a summer internship grant from Scripps’ Career Planning and Resources (CP&R).

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July 14, 2020

Kegan Peters ’23 Selected for World Food Prize Foundation’s George Washington Carver Internship

The World Food Prize Foundation, which aims to increase equitable and sustainable access to food around the globe, has selected Kegan Peters ’23 for its summer 2020 George Washington Carver Internship program. Interns will work with foundation mentors, government officials, and grassroots leaders to address issues of global food security.

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