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December 12, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Isabella Levin ’17 Scholarship Winner Is Planning the Future of Transportation

Isabella Levin ’17 grew up in Murrieta, California, just 60 miles south Scripps, where, as she describes it, “the automobile reined supreme.” But a semester abroad in Paris her junior year, during which she learned to navigate the city by walking, riding the metro, taking the bus, and participating in the bike share program got the environmental analysis major thinking: What are some ways I might reimagine mass transit in Southern California?

December 7, 2016

Sean Flynn Cites Singapore’s Health Care System as Option to Obamacare

Sean Masaki Flynn, PhD, associate professor of economics at Scripps College, published in a recent FOX NewsLink article his opinion that Singapore provides the best example for the U.S. as the country's leadership considers options for replacing Obamacare.

December 5, 2016

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grant: Kristen Liu ’19 Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Silicon Valley Students

Growing up in Los Altos, California, Kristen Liu ’19 was aware of the disparity of wealth in Silicon Valley and its impact on public education. Supported by a Laspa We Act Grant last summer, Liu discovered she could make a difference for kids affected by these issues using her interest in social media. As an intern at the Boys & Girls Clubs of […]

December 5, 2016

Kate Fehlhaber ’09 Honored by Society for Neuroscience

Scripps College alumna Kate Fehlhaber ’09 and her team of fellow graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UCLA won the Society for Neuroscience ‘Next Generation Award 2016‘ at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. The students, who specialize in various areas of neuroscience, founded the neuroscience education website, Knowing Neurons, which explains complicated ideas […]

November 29, 2016

Natalie Miller ’06 Is Founder of Apply101 College Search Website

  Natalie Miller ’06 is featured in an Oregonlive.com article about her company, Apply101, a website that makes it easy for students, parents, and high school guidance counselors to manage everything their student has to do to apply to and pay for college. Miller served as an admission counselor at Scripps after graduating from the […]

November 28, 2016

The 5C Experience: The Hive Fostering Collaboration and Creativity Across the 5Cs

With a new director and a larger space, the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity—better known as the Hive—is strengthened in its mission to inspire students to create, collaborate, and innovate. The Hive, established in 2015 by Rick Sontag (HM ’64) and Susan Sontag (PO ’64), provides 5C students with a space to […]

November 21, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Findley Finseth, Assistant Professor of Genomics

Findley Finseth's research program investigates the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity. By complementing modern genomics studies of natural populations with classic genetics experiments, her work offers novel insight into the maintenance of genetic variation, the processes of adaptation and speciation, and the evolution of the genome itself.

November 11, 2016

Stephanie Park ’13 Awarded Prestigious Capital Fellows Internship with California Senate

  Stephanie Park ’13 has been awarded a 2016–2017 California Senate Fellowship, one of four fellowships administered by the Capital Fellows Program. Majoring in the humanities: interdisciplinary studies in culture and minoring in ethnomusicology, Park graduated summa cum laude from Scripps College and was subsequently awarded a Fulbright Scholar teaching assistantship in South Korea. She […]

November 1, 2016

Prof. Vanessa Tyson to Offer Election Night Commentary at FOX-LA

 Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, will offer live commentary as an election-night guest in the FOX-LA news studio in Los Angeles on Nov. 8. Professor Tyson will offer non-partisan commentary on national politics, the election, and state propositions during the television station’s election night reporting, including appearances on the 5pm, 5:30pm […]

October 28, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Isabella Ramos ’17

Though students might know her for the matcha green tea Rice Krispies treats she often made as an employee at the Motley Coffeehouse, lately, Scripps senior Isabella Ramos has been up to a lot more than baking. These days, you won’t find her behind the counter at the Motley, but rather on a couch, finalizing plans for the weeklong Noh Theater Festival.