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June 5, 2018

Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 Authors Successful California Senate Bills Addressing Equity and Sexual Harassment Issues

California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, a 1971 graduate of Scripps College and advocate for women's rights, recently authored and guided successfully through the senate three California bills.

May 23, 2018

In the Media: Roxanne Wilson ’76 on Women in the Boardroom

Scripps alumna Roxanne Wilson ’76 was recently quoted in an article for Bloomberg Markets on university investment committees led by women. A member of the investment committee and the Board of Trustees at Scripps, she says that having female majorities on both committees has helped the College raise money.

May 11, 2018

Class of 2018: Graffiti Wall

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds its signatures. Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and attitudes of students over the decades.

May 8, 2018

Class of 2018: Noor Hamdy ’18: Making a Difference in the Lives of Local Refugees

When Noor Hamdy ’18 left her home in San Diego to begin a new journey at Scripps, she knew she wanted to take classes in the College’s interdisciplinary Middle East and North Africa studies and Arabic programs. While Hamdy has explored these fields and more in her time at Scripps, she also discovered a passion for tackling problems closer to home and social work that shaped the course of her future plans.

May 8, 2018

In the Media: Corey Tazzara on Corporate Tax Breaks in the Washington Post

Drawing on the history of Italian free ports, Assistant Professor of History Corey Tazzara weighed in on the practice of U.S. cities giving corporate tax breaks in an op ed in the Washington Post.

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.