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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.

September 22, 2016

Scripps Events: Humanities Institute Hosts “The ‘War on Terror’: 15 Years Later”

This semester, the Scripps College Humanities Institute will present a series of programs around the theme “The ‘War on Terror’: 15 Years Later.” Professor of Anthropology and chair of the department Lara Deeb, who directs the institute, hopes to encourage students to look critically at U.S. policies, both abroad and at home, related to the “global war on terror” that President George W. Bush declared after the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Deeb has organized a series of workshops and discussions featuring scholars, activists, and artists whose work focuses on or intersects with issues such as foreign policy, immigration, national security, and civil liberties.

September 21, 2016

Catherine Collinson ’85 Receives Hero Award

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) honored Catherine Collinson ‘85, president of the nonprofit foundation Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, with a Hero Award at the organization’s 20th anniversary event in Washington, D.C.

September 12, 2016

Scripps College Announces Fall 2016 Humanities Institute Public Events

September 2016 marks the fifteen-year anniversary of President George W. Bush’s declaration that the United States was now engaged in a global “war on terror.” The fall 2016 Scripps College Humanities Institute lineup features a series of lectures and discussions about how this global war on terror has–and has not–changed both the United States and […]

September 8, 2016

Scripps Presents: Melissa Harris-Perry

When it comes to race and politics, there are few as incisive as Melissa Harris-Perry. Moving effortlessly from Beyoncé to Black Lives Matter, feminism to Flint, Michigan, the former MSNBC host, editor-at-large at ELLE.com, and BET correspondent brings her insightful and provocative cultural critique to the Scripps Presents stage for a conversation with Scripps professor Myriam J. A. Chancy.