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March 6, 2020

Equitable by Design: Megan Robalewski ’20 Explores How Design Can Better Serve Humanity

For Megan Robalewski ’20, good design begins with confronting the people, ideas, and agendas that the design is serving. This concept, which originated in the field of human-centered design (HCD), is what led her to New York this past summer, where she compiled research on New York City Transit Authority.

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March 2, 2020

Allison Joseph ’20 Sets Stage for Change through Activist Theater

Using activist theater, the “Ideal Woman” workshop explored women’s traditional and cultural roles in their communities. By the end of the workshop, armed with newfound confidence and creative props they’d made from nature, her students performed a five-act play which tackled issues they faced in their day-to-day lives, from navigating difficult relationships with their fathers to not being allowed to play sports with their male classmates.

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February 20, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Nicholas Kacher, Assistant Professor of Economics

Last fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Nicholas Kacher to discuss entrepreneurship, local economies, and open spaces.

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February 5, 2020

Spotlight on Academics: Professor Kim Drake Explores Disability in the Classroom and Beyond

Associate Professor of Writing and Chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Kim Drake began her scholarly career by focusing on protest writing and rhetoric, composition theory, and historically disenfranchised voices in American literature. But a few seminal events, particularly one in 1990 and another in 2014, plus the inspiration of her students, led to the addition of disability studies to her teaching, research, and activist repertoire.

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December 17, 2019

Spotlight on Faculty: Ted Bartholomew, Assistant Professor of Psychology

s part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Ted Bartholomew to discuss international perceptions of mental illness, social justice in mental health, and baseball.

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November 25, 2019

Reporting the Truth in the Age of Fake News

Earlier this year, the New Yorker published an article titled “Does Journalism Have a Future?” It’s an important question but an old one.

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August 15, 2019

Scripps College Announces 2019–20 Humanities Institute Season, Focused on Humane Responses to Natural and Man-Made Disasters

Scripps College’s Humanities Institute has announced its slate of events for the 2019–20 academic year, with a focus on creating more humane responses to natural and man-made disasters.

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Breaking the Bars of Incarceration: Mackenzie Rutherford ’21 Interns at Prison Abolition Organization Critical Resistance

Politics major Mackenzie Rutherford ’21 spent the summer in Oakland, California, as an intern at Critical Resistance, a member-led, grassroots movement that seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex.

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July 30, 2019

Spotlight on Students: Scripps Students Intern on Capitol Hill, Envision Change for the Better

For Madeline Moore ’22 and Olivia Gleason ’21, their summer internships in the office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA 47th District, which includes Long Beach and a few other cities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties) is a chance to learn about how public policy and legislation can improve the lives of all.

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April 25, 2019

In the Media: Professor David M. Andrews Moderates Brexit Discussion

Professor of International Relations and Gabrielle Marie-Louise Jungels-Winkler Chair in Contemporary European Studies David M. Andrews moderated a teleconference discussion of Brexit for the Pacific Council on International Policy.

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