Politics and Society

August 8, 2016

Scripps Alumna Poppy MacDonald ’97 Named President of POLITICO U.S.

Poppy MacDonald ’97 has been named president of POLITICO U.S., according to CNN Money. MacDonald, who helped launch POLITICO Pro in 2010, rejoins the company from The National Journal, where she has been serving as publisher and president.

July 28, 2016

Gabby Giffords ’93 Speaks at Democratic National Convention

Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords ’93 spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia on July 27 in support of Hillary Clinton who is the first female presidential nominee of a major party in America’s history. Former Arizona Representative Gifford’s speech moved the DNC crowd to tears. “Smart women get things done,” Giffords declared, to […]

July 25, 2016

Scripps College History Chair Rita Roberts Contributes to U.S. News & World Report Article on Race Politics

It feels like 1968 all over again, or does it? Scripps College history chair Rita Roberts was interviewed recently by U.S.News & World Report writer Joseph Williams in his exploration of the similarities and contrasts between today’s racial climate of shootings, division, and unrest and the political and social turmoil of 1968. Roberts, professor of History […]

July 18, 2016

Research and Internships: Gweneth Marter ’17 Is Exploring a Career in Finance

A dual French and economics major, Gweneth Marter ’17 was already interested in working in the realm of finance. Her summer internship with Abacus Planning Group, a women-owned financial planning and investment firm in South Carolina, has only solidified her belief that this is precisely the field she would like to work in after graduation next spring.

May 16, 2016

Madeleine Albright’s Commencement Speech at Scripps College Offers a Lesson in Moral Finitude, as Reported by the Los Angeles Times

Madeleine Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State under the Clinton administration, addressed graduating seniors at Scripps College's commencement on May 14, 2016, regarding the importance of expanding one's views in a world grown increasingly complex and fractured, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Melissa Krassenstein ’16: Reimagining Incarceration Systems for Better Care and Rehabilitation

As a child, Melissa Krassenstein’s parents and role models always encouraged her to listen for the voices that often go unheard. Growing up in Shanghai, China, Melissa was also conscious of censorship happening in many social and political contexts.

May 5, 2016

Scripps Presents: Summer 2016 Season Features a Conversation with Barbara Boxer

Scripps Presents wraps up its 2016 Conversations series with an event on Saturday, June 11, featuring California Senator Barbara Boxer. Boxer will visit campus to discuss her recent memoir, The Art of the Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, and her life in public service.

April 15, 2016

Visiting Faculty: Anouar Benmalek, Novelist and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Paris-Sud

Anouar Benmalek, an esteemed novelist, journalist, mathematician, and poet, will present at Scripps College on Tuesday, April 19, on the topic “From the Shoah to the Herero Genocide: A Singular Journey from an Arab Writer” for the O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture.

April 14, 2016

Washington Business Journal Reports That Catherine Townsend ’86 Is the New President of the Trust for the National Mall

Scripps College alum Catherine Townsend '86, a nonprofit consultant who was formerly executive director of the D.C. Public Education Fund, takes the helm as president of the Trust for the National Mall.

March 28, 2016

The Scripps Experience: Study Abroad and Global Education: Reflections from Scripps Students Abroad

The Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE) program is Scripps’ resource for students interested in studying abroad. Most students study away for one semester (either fall or spring) during their junior year; in fact, more than half of the Scripps junior class participates in a SAGE experience every year. For this slideshow, we asked returning students to share some of […]