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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.

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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.” 

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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June 12, 2018

Spotlight on the Faculty: Stacey Wood Leads New Research on Consumer Fraud

Scripps College Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood, a leading scholar on elder abuse, is  expanding her examination of why older adults may be more vulnerable to certain types of consumer fraud.

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May 15, 2018

Awards and Honors: Nine Fulbrights Awarded to Scripps Students, Alumna in 2018

This spring, eight Scripps students and one alumna were awarded Fulbright Awards, prestigious grants that fund teaching, research, and study abroad. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the highly competitive, merit-based scholarship aims to foster cross-cultural dialogue and understanding and create global citizens. The program accords approximately 8,000 grants annually in over 140 countries and includes roundtrip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room and board, and accident and sickness health benefits. Since the program was established in 1946, 59 Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes and 82 have won Pulitzer Prizes.

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