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September 11, 2017

Public Events: Humanities Institute, Fall 2017 Program Focuses on Immigration in Los Angeles

  As a prolific connector of musical conversations between nations and cultures, Scripps Professor of Music Hao Huang has been a lifelong ambassador for messages of hope and inclusion across borders. So, when President Lara Tiedens asked Huang to spearhead this year’s Humanities Institute program on the topic of immigration, Huang was delighted to oblige. […]

August 25, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: The Ella Strong Denison Library: Women’s Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection

Held in the Macpherson Collection by and about women at the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College, the Women’s Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection traces the development of the American women’s suffrage movement with a significant focus on California’s history. Beginning in the mid-19th century, the collection primarily emphasizes the years from 1901 to 1924, preceding and immediately […]

August 18, 2017

Mia Shackelford ’17 Weighs in On Trump Presidency as KPCC-FM Panelist

Scripps College alumna Mia Shackelford ’17 was a featured panelist on popular Southern California radio show Air Talk this week. KPCC-FM show host Larry Mantle led eight guests in a discussion about the Trump presidency and current political climate. #acrossthedivide

August 14, 2017

Research and Internships: Etelle Stephan ’18 Focusing on Fundraising to Ensure Refugee Rights

As a philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) major, Etelle Stephan ’18 sought a summer internship that would combine her academic interests. Her search led her to Asylum Access, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California, that works to advance refugee rights in their countries of asylum. Asylum Access’ goal is for refugees to live safely, work freely, and have access to education for their children in order to build a better life.

August 11, 2017

Scripps College Announces Fall 2017 Season of ‘Scripps Presents’ Public Events

Scripps Presents at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., has announced its fall 2017 public events season featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz, musician and author Art Garfunkel, editor-actress-writer-style guru Tavi Gevinson, and writers and scholars Kwame Anthony Appiah, Danielle Allen, Jac Jemc, Carina Chocano, plus concerts showcasing contemporary musicians La Misa Negra, Meklit, and La Victoria.

August 11, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Highlights Video

In 2016–17, Scripps Presents brought the world to Scripps and Scripps to the world, hosting timely, thought-provoking conversations about art, politics, and the American experience. Here are a few highlights from the Spring 2017 season.

August 9, 2017

Research and Internships: Casey Beamish Harris ’19 Fighting for Environmental Justice, One Press Release at a Time

Politics major Casey Beamish Harris ’19 found the summer internship she was looking for on a visit to Scripps’ Career Planning & Resources. On a map of students’ past positions posted in the office, she noticed the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a nonprofit that seeks to protect the environment and promote human rights through legal channels.

July 10, 2017

Scripps College Alum Jessica Dowling ’03 is a Standout in Maine Cheesemaking Community

Scripps College alumna Jessica Dowling '03 takes the helm of the Maine Cheese Guild, promoting the interests of fellow entrepreneur farmers and cheesemakers in the burgeoning cheesemaking region.

June 26, 2017

Eric Haskell Lectures on French Gardens at 2017 Newport Flower Show

According to the Newport Daily News, Eric T. Haskell, professor of French studies and interdisciplinary humanities and director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College, participated in the 2017 Newport Flower Show in Newport, Rhode Island, presenting a lecture on the evolution of French gardens. Professor Haskell’s courses at Scripps focus on the interdisciplinary study […]

June 22, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Kayla Lemus ’16 Serves as Immigrant Justice Corps Representative

Scripps College alumna Kayla Lemus ’16, is one of 10 elite college graduates chosen to serve as a fellow advocating for vulnerable immigrants in the country’s first such program wholly dedicated to meeting immigrants’ need for high-quality legal assistance. She will be located at Brooklyn Public Library as a representative of the Immigrant Justice Corps, which places the young professionals in top legal services agencies and community based organizations to help serve high-immigrant populations.