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December 21, 2018

Spotlight on Students: Mightier than the Sword, Josephine Winslow ’21 Is Penning Her Way to World Peace

Josephine Winslow ’21 joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Youth Council in high school because of her ambitions to help craft policy to mitigate homelessness in Los Angeles. The experience led her to City Hall, where she wrote reports and briefings for State Senator Bob Blumenfield, then to writing grants and communications material for Claremont Heritage and City Hall, and finally to drafting in-depth reports for the Organization for World Peace (OWP).

December 12, 2018

5C Experience: 5C Students Build a Health Clinic in Bolivia

Last time Lathan Liou Po’19 went to Bolivia, in January of 2018, he and other volunteers got to witness the completion of the brand-new health clinic they had spearheaded. This time, he hopes to continue to develop the new health clinic and more.

November 13, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Student Investment Fund Takes Stock of Financial Markets

Visit Humanities 105 on any given Sunday, and you’re likely to find a group of women sitting around a boardroom table analyzing market trends and pitching investments to add to their nearly half-a-million-dollar stock portfolio.

October 31, 2018

In the Media: SCORE Director Jenn Wells Writes on Role of Student Activism on College Campus

Jenn Wells, assistant dean and director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE), published an article in the Journal of School & Society, “Facilitating Student Autonomy, Navigating Community, and Advancing Social Justice on Campus.” 

October 22, 2018

In the Media: Professor of Psychology Stacy Wood Gives Advice to Avoid Elder Financial Abuse in U.S. News

Americans are experiencing greater longevity than ever before. But, as older adults live longer lives, the chances increase that this population may lose track of their finances or fall prey to con artists.

October 4, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Disability, Illness, and Difference Alliance CLORG

The room was mostly quiet, but about 20 students, faculty, and staff from The Claremont Colleges were grinning ear to ear as they each held their fists one atop the other, with the top fist circling above the lower. They were following the lead of UCLA Lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL) Benjamin Lewis, who was giving a short ASL lesson (here, teaching the sign for “coffee”) before beginning his presentation, “Understanding the Deaf World.”

October 2, 2018

In the Media: The Washington Post Features Sustainability at Scripps

The Washington Post featured Scripps’ sustainability coordinator, Tiffany Ortamond, in an article about the campus’s efforts to reduce waste.

August 21, 2018

Research and Internships: Juliana Parker ’21: Exploring a Career in Special Education at the Primary School

Juliana Parker ’21 knows her way around a classroom. From August to May, Parker studies psychology at Scripps, with a special interest in child development.

July 31, 2018

First-Year Students Build Community through IMPaCT, Mellon-Funded Pilot Program to Launch in August

In May 2017, Scripps was awarded a three-year New President’s Grant to support an initiative of the president’s choosing to further a project or area of importance to her. Scripps President Lara Tiedens has allocated the funds to a new pilot program for incoming students called IMPaCT (Impacting, Partnering, and Changing Together).

July 18, 2018

Research and Internships: The Art and Science of Art Conservation

In 2004, inspired by the Scripps Landscape and Architectural Blueprint Committee’s recommendation to preserve the historic character of the campus, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Director Mary MacNaughton ’70 spearheaded a massive restoration of the eight relief sculptures that adorn the exterior walls of Sycamore Court and Balch Hall, each depicting a seminal scene from eight of William Shakespeare’s plays. Created in 1932 by British-born American sculptor John Gregory, these plaster reliefs were models for marble sculptures that grace the exterior of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. To undertake this massive project, MacNaughton hired expert Donna Williams, head of Williamson Conservation, in Los Angeles.