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August 5, 2021

Maya Edstrom ’22 Designs Sustainable Clean Water Technologies

“I used to think of ‘the environment’ as something around us and outside of us, but the reality is that we are incredibly interconnected,” says Edstrom. “My classes aren’t just about using sustainable materials and building practices, they’re very focused on creating resilient communities through physical design.”

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August 4, 2021

Angelina Astillero ’23 Pursues Interests in Finance, Social Inequity through Investment Internship

This summer, Angelina Astillero ’23 is interning at the Kresge Foundation through Girls Who Invest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing women’s representation in the asset management industry.

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July 16, 2021

Michael Spezio Reviews New Book on the Automation of Incarceration

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Spezio reviewed Just Algorithms, Christopher Slobogin’s book on the automation of criminal sentencing, for Science magazine.

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June 7, 2021

Passion Projects: Scripps Students Earn Grants to Support Summer Projects

Each year, the Laspa Center for Leadership sponsors student projects with the We Act Grant program. The program supports self-designed projects that transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action, demonstrate creative and effective problem-solving, establish community partnerships, and produce a positive impact.

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March 30, 2021

Scripps Continues Racial Justice Training for Faculty, Staff

Scripps College’s IDEA Initiative, in partnership with California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ), is hosting a racial justice training series for faculty and staff. The racial justice training sessions are intended to be stand-alone, dialogue-centered workshops with up to 30 faculty and staff participants.

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March 16, 2021

After Years of Advocacy, Native American/Indigenous Studies Minor Takes Root at Scripps

Scripps now offers a minor in Native American/Indigenous Studies. The minor is a six-course interdisciplinary program that aims to introduce students to topics related to Native Americans and Indigenous peoples from around the world, with special focus on settler colonialism, Indigenous history, contemporary communities, and Indigenous ways of thinking.

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February 26, 2021

Honnold/Mudd Library Organizes Grassroots Initiative in Support of Black Lives Matter

In June 2020, the Honnold Mudd Library organized an online grassroots response to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd.

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February 11, 2021

Ellen Finkelpearl Elected Delegate for California Assembly District 41

Ellen Finkelpearl, Helen Chandler Garland Chair in Ancient Studies and professor of classics, was elected as a delegate for California Democratic Party in Assembly District 41.

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February 9, 2021

Spring Public Events Series Explores Race and Class with Renowned Thinkers

This spring, Scripps’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Initiative is partnering with the College’s signature event series, Scripps Presents, to bring public programming to campus that focuses on issues of inequality. “Scripps Presents and the IDEA Initiative are aligned in the desire to amplify awareness of the iniquitous nature of our world,” says Denise Nelson Nash ’76, who chairs the IDEA Initiative.

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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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