From the Archives

February 28, 2018

Awards and Honors: Michelle Decker Receives Graves Award in the Humanities

Scripps College Assistant Professor of English Michelle Decker has won the Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities. The $10,000 award will help fund a research and teaching project titled Indian South African Poetics: Politics, Aesthetics, and Form.

February 28, 2018

Scripps Presents: Liz Lerman

Liz Lerman is an icon. For the past four decades, the choreographer, performer, writer, and teacher has engaged artists and audiences alike with her intellectually curious, nimble explorations. She brings her generous and generative spirit to Scripps for a conversation and exploration of her latest ongoing project, Wicked Bodies, prompted by powerful and grotesque images of women’s bodies throughout history.

February 27, 2018

The Scripps Experience: The Motley Coffeehouse Student Bake Off

Since 2011, the Motley has also been home to an annual Student Bake Off, pitting entrants from across the 5Cs against each other to see who can make the tastiest baked goods, as judged by their peers. Winners have their treats added to the Motley menu for the week.

February 21, 2018

Scripps Presents: Krista Suh

Following the 2016 presidential election, when millions of people were seeking outlets for their political frustrations, Krista Suh had the idea to use handicrafts to mobilize the nation. As co-founder of the Pussyhat Project, Suh helped turn the 2017 Women’s Marches into a sea of pink-capped protestors.

February 20, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Carin Weinrich ’88: Immigration Attorney Helps Scripps Students and Families Know Their Rights

When A. Carin Weinrich ’88 reminisces about her time at Scripps College, her favorite spot on campus comes to mind: Browning Hall’s third-floor balcony. From that vantage point, she could take in the scenic views and enjoy a brief respite from busy campus life.

February 19, 2018

Chronicle of Higher Ed Lists Scripps College Among Top 25 Fulbright-Producing Colleges

Scripps College is featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education as a U.S. college credited with producing the highest number of student Fulbright recipients in the country for 2017–18, ranking among the Top 25 in its category.

February 19, 2018

Sean Flynn Comments on Federal Economic Policy in U.S.News & World Report Article

Sean Flynn, associate professor of economics at Scripps College, offers warnings on how current plans for federal spending as approved by the U.S. Congress can have dire long-term future effects on education, health care, and Social Security benefits, in a recent article published in U.S.News & World Report.

February 14, 2018

Cultural Anthropology Podcast Features Conversation with Lara Deeb About “Anthropology’s Politics”

A recent podcast of the Cultural Anthropology journal reviews the findings of scholars Lara Deeb (Scripps College) and Jessica Winegar (Northwestern University) recounted in their  book Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (2015).

February 14, 2018

From the Archives: The Love Song of T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale

T. S. Eliot hated California. In a series of private letters written in early 1933, he called it “a horrible place,” “a nightmare,” and one of America’s “two great mistakes” (the other being New York). Eliot’s correspondents were, not surprisingly, British—and the missives may be partly indicative of the poet’s longing for England, after nearly a year abroad, rather than of full-hearted contempt for California. At the very least, there was one thing about California that he was sincerely devoted to.

February 13, 2018

Ulysses J. Sofia: Weinberg Family Dean of Science of the W.M. Keck Science Department

Dr. Ulysses J. Sofia, or U. J., as he prefers to be called, is a scientist and an adventurer. During the week, his work as an astrophysicist has him probing the secrets of the universe through the study of interstellar dust. And, on weekends, he and his wife, Heidi, regularly trek to far-flung places across the globe in search of new experiences.