From the Archives

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.

February 13, 2018

Williamson Gallery Receives $10,000 Grant from Pasadena Art Alliance

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery has received a $10,000 grant to Scripps College from the Pasadena Art Alliance to support the catalog for the 2019 Ceramic Annual—Scripps College's 75th entry in the perennially popular exhibit that has been running since World War II.

February 9, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Scripps Welcomes Novelist Rachel Kushner as Mary Routt Chair in Writing

What’s the secret to becoming a great writer? According to Rachel Kushner, a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, one of the most critical, yet commonly overlooked aspects of the writing process begins even before putting pen to paper—it starts with becoming a keen observer. As Scripps’ Mary Routt Writing Chair, Kushner is teaching a course titled Looking and Listening, which will invite students to take a closer look at the spaces around them.

February 7, 2018

Scripps College Among Top 150 Colleges With Least Student Debt

Scripps College in Claremont, California, is ranked #30 in LendEDU's 2018 listing of the top 150 Small Private Colleges whose graduates carry the least student debt at graduation.

February 7, 2018

Scripps College in Princeton Review’s 2018 “Colleges That Pay You Back”

Scripps College earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s annual book of outstanding colleges for academics, affordability and career prospects, in its 2018 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck."

February 6, 2018

Scripps Presents’ Krista Suh Event Featured by Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Pussyhat creator Krista Suh's recent presentation at Scripps College made a personal impression on Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen. 

February 2, 2018

Announcing Scripps College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker: Civil Rights Activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault

I am pleased to announce Scripps College’s 2018 commencement speaker: civil rights activist and award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

February 2, 2018

Roberto Pedace’s Box Office Diversity Research Featured in Inside Higher Ed’s “Academic Minute” Broadcast

Scripps College Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace is featured on the Feb. 2, 2018 episode of Inside Higher Ed's 'Academic Minute.'