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February 10, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grants: Grace Reckers ’18 Is Advocating for Economic Justice in the U.S. and Abroad

This past summer, Grace Reckers ’18 pursued her interests in public health and workers’ rights beyond her Scripps classes, conducting research, participating in outreach and education programs, and learning about nonprofit work in Cuba and Los Angeles. The public policy analysis and biology major used her Laspa We Act grant to travel to Havana for five weeks to work for the El Centro Martin Luther King (CMLK) on improving public access to healthcare. Upon her return, she spent the remainder of her summer assisting the Los Angeles-based Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) with a community health education project.

February 3, 2017

Scripps Students Recognized with 2016-2017 Merit-Based Scholarships

Each year, Scripps College awards three merit-based scholarships to continuing students. These scholarships were established in honor of influential and valuable members of the community, and we are excited to announce this year’s recipients of the Ellen Clark Revelle Scholarship, the Samella Lewis Scholarship, and the Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship. 

February 1, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Sarah Han ’15 fighting for a healthier world, starting with Humboldt County

When she discovered that the worst death rates in California were in her own home county in northern California, Sarah Han ’15 wasted no time pitching the Davis Projects for Peace scholar program on her “Rx for veggies and wellness” idea. The Scripps alumna—then in her senior year studying human biology—not only landed the grant but implemented a wellness program with a local nonprofit using community gardening as a primary strategy. A year later, the program continues via Open Door Community Health Centers, employing Humboldt State University students as interns/volunteers, and Han continues her pursuit of making the world a healthier place—one person, one farm-to-fork plate at a time.

January 31, 2017

Minnesota Public Radio Features Ken Gonzales-Day Exhibit That Examines Role of Lynching in American History

  Scripps College Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day was profiled in a recently aired interview on Minnesota Public Radio about his photography from his exhibit “Shadowlands,” featured at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, that examines the role of lynchings in U.S. history.  Gonzales-Day’s research on racially motivated violence of the past several decades led […]

January 26, 2017

Loralyn Cropper ’84 Appointed as Northeast Regional Director of Coast Guard Foundation

Scripps College alumna Loralyn Cropper '84 has been appointed as Northeast regional director of philanthropy of the Coast Guard Foundation, as announced in Boating Industry magazine. In her role, Cropper will work closely with Coast Guard units in the area to identify and fulfill education, morale and family support needs for U.S. Coast Guard members.

January 24, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: “Leading for Good” Center Kicks Off a New Series of Leadership Summits

On Thursday evening, January 26, the Laspa Center for Leadership will host “Leading for Good,” the first in a series of biannual leadership summits intended to deepen the Claremont community’s engagement with topics related to women’s leadership. For this inaugural event, Laspa will host a panel of successful corporate, political, and nonprofit leaders to discuss […]

January 18, 2017

Kathy Schwab ’76 Interviewed About Research on Ancient Greece

Scripps College alum Kathy Schwab ’76 was recently interviewed by one of Greece’s leading newspaper websites about her research on ancient Greece’s most famous coiffure, the intricate braided hairstyles of the Caryatids, the massive maiden sculptures that stand in place of columns in the south porch of the Acropolis in Athens. In the Greece-is.com article, […]

January 10, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Karen Tse ’86 Building International Bridges to Justice

Karen Tse ’86 has put her Scripps degree in international relations to good use. As founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice, she has dedicated herself to protecting the human rights of citizens in developing countries for the last three decades.

January 9, 2017

Jenna Leahy ’10 Named Among Forbes “30 Under 30”

Scripps College alumna Jenna Leahy '10 was named to Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list for 2017, recognized as a young leader helping transform the future of education in and out of the classroom.

December 14, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Core III Symposium Student Projects Explore Art, Activism, Math, and More

Scripps Tea provided the setting for Core III students to present their independently researched and designed final projects last week. Faculty, students, and friends from the Scripps community gathered in support and recognition of the presenters and to celebrate their considerable achievements. The presentations mark students’ culmination of Scripps’s unique Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, […]