COVID-19 Community Messages (page 6)

July 29, 2020

Window into the Fall 2020 Virtual Learning Forum

On July 27, faculty members held a virtual forum on fall 2020 virtual learning for Scripps students and families.

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July 28, 2020

Message from Dean Marcus-Newhall and Dean Johnson

Since the decision to be remote for fall 2020, faculty and staff have been working intensely to ensure that the hallmarks of the Scripps student experience translate in a virtual world. This is an opportunity to innovate and reimagine the ways we learn and grow together, stay connected, expand our social networks and support one another.

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July 13, 2020

Protecting International Students

As detailed in this press release, Scripps College has joined a lawsuit with more than 20 West Coast colleges and universities seeking to block the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from enacting these changes. We are pursuing this case based on our belief that international students deserve the ability to continue the educational achievements they have worked so hard to attain.

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July 8, 2020

Supporting International Students

The Claremont Colleges Presidents, Academic Deans, and Student Deans are collaborating to develop a consortial solution that allows international students maximum flexibility to choose whether to enroll in-person or online. Scripps College values the contributions of our international students and providing alternative options is among our highest priorities as we navigate the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic and its impact on our community.

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Fall 2020 Decision from the President

The Administration and Board of Trustees of the College have determined that our community can best achieve its mission and maintain safety by offering Scripps classes online during the fall 2020 semester and a residential experience in spring 2021. 

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Fall 2020 Message from Dean of Students

I hope you are staying safe, finding ways to enjoy summer and to do some things that bring you joy. As you might imagine, this has been a busier than usual summer in Claremont as we plan for a new academic year. With respect to that planning, today President Tiedens announced the decision to conduct Scripps courses online this fall because of intensifying public health concerns across Los Angeles County, California and many other communities across the country.

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June 11, 2020

2020-21 Academic Calendar Announcement

I understand that you are eager to learn more about the College’s plans for the fall, and I am writing to you today to share some updates. Scripps College has not yet determined whether fall classes will take place in-person, but we are putting substantial effort into creating a safe and healthy campus environment so that students may return to campus.

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April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update: College Finances

As we begin our third week of remote instruction, it has been a pleasure to hear about the robust learning and engagement taking place in formal and informal online forums. I am immensely grateful for the work ethic, dedication, and creativity of Scripps students, faculty, and staff during this period of disruption and uncertainty. Your willingness to adapt to new ways of learning, working, and communicating is remarkable, especially against the backdrop of rising concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on our individual and collective health and well-being.

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March 30, 2020

2020 Commencement Update

Dear Scripps Community, Commencement is one of Scripps’ most cherished traditions, from processing through the doors of Denison Library to crossing the stage on Elm Tree Lawn. Seniors, families, faculty, […]

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March 16, 2020

Telecommuting and Insurance Updates

Dear Scripps Faculty and Staff, Over the last week we have found ourselves in unprecedented circumstances due to the spread and serious consequences of COVID-19.   As you may have seen […]

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