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November 11, 2016

Stephanie Park ’13 Awarded Prestigious Capital Fellows Internship with California Senate

  Stephanie Park ’13 has been awarded a 2016–2017 California Senate Fellowship, one of four fellowships administered by the Capital Fellows Program. Majoring in the humanities: interdisciplinary studies in culture and minoring in ethnomusicology, Park graduated summa cum laude from Scripps College and was subsequently awarded a Fulbright Scholar teaching assistantship in South Korea. She […]

November 7, 2016

Vote Won’t End Ugly Politics, Says Vanessa Tyson in SF Chronicle Article

The weekend before Election Day, associate professor Vanessa Tyson was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about what to expect following the nastiness of the presidential campaign between contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Tyson is assistant professor of politics at Scripps College and author of the recently published book, Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority […]

November 7, 2016

Scripps Magazine: The Election Issue

“Regardless of your view of the current state of U.S. politics, presidential races offer important teachable moments for society at large, and institutions of higher education in particular, as we reflect on the candidates, the issues, and the electoral system in the context of our identity as a nation.”

November 1, 2016

Professor Vanessa Tyson to Offer Election Night Commentary at FOX-LA

 Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, will offer live commentary as an election-night guest in the FOX-LA news studio in Los Angeles on Nov. 8. Professor Tyson will offer non-partisan commentary on national politics, the election, and state propositions during the television station’s election night reporting, including appearances on the 5pm, 5:30pm […]

October 20, 2016

Department of Justice Awards $749,998 to Claremont Colleges

Department of Justice Awards $749,998 to Claremont Colleges to Address Sexual Violence, Dating/Domestic Violence, and Stalking on Campuses The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women recently announced The Claremont Colleges will receive a grant totaling $749,998 to help students who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The DOJ […]

October 11, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Nayana Bose, Assistant Professor of Economics

Nayana Bose earned her BSc in economics from the University of Calcutta in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, and her MA in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India. She received her PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2015. Her fields are development economics, labor economics, and applied econometrics.

October 6, 2016

Maria Hinojosa Shares Message of Diverse Storytelling at Scripps College

Award-winning news anchor and reporter Maria Hinojosa shared her experiences as the first Latina journalist at National Public Radio, and her successes and challenges telling stories “about the America that we are,” in a conversation with Southern California Public Radio’s Alex Cohen at Scripps College’s public event series, Scripps Presents, on Oct. 4, 2016. Highlights […]

October 3, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Maryan Soliman, Assistant Professor in the Intercollegiate Department Of Africana Studies

Maryan Soliman earned her PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, her BA in history from UC Berkeley and her MA in history from San Francisco State University. During the 2015–16 academic year, she held a postdoctoral fellowship with the African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Maryan’s research interests include the black freedom movement, labor organizing, and radical history.

September 29, 2016

Spotlight on Alumnae: Dwandalyn Reece ’85: Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

On September 24, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened to the public with a ceremony officiated by President Barack Obama. Congress established the museum in 2003, and its site, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was selected in 2006. Over the past decade, the building was designed and constructed, more than 30,000 objects were amassed for the still-growing permanent collection, and key curators and staff have been selected to lead the fledgling institution, including Scripps alumna Dwandalyn Reece ’85, NMAAHC curator of music and performing arts.

September 27, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Wendy Cheng, Assistant Professor of American Studies

Wendy Cheng received her AB from Harvard University in English and American language and literature, her MA in geography from UC Berkeley, and her PhD in American studies and ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on race and ethnicity, comparative racialization, critical geography, urban and suburban studies, and diaspora.