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October 11, 2017

Scripps Magazine: Focus on the Faculty — Susan Rankaitis, Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art

“I don’t call it retirement, I call it downsizing from two careers to one,” says Susan Rankaitis. This past July, Rankaitis, who joined Scripps’ Art Department in fall 1990 as the Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art, began two years of phased retirement. She will no longer teach classes but will continue to write letters of recommendation for her advisees and colleagues. She will also be devoting significantly more time to her own art practice.

October 4, 2017

Ken Gonzales-Day on What the Murals of LA Say About Us

Scripps College professor of photography Ken Gonzales-Day was recently featured in a Press Play interview by Madeleine Brand for KCRW-FM radio, discussing his Los Angeles murals exhibit at the Skirball for PST: LA/LA 2017.

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Leake ’15 Wins U.S. Masters Swimming Event in Open Waters

Scripps College alumna Mackenzie Leake '15 has continued to pursue her lifelong love of swimming and recently won the one-mile long event of the U.S. Masters Swimming Sprint Distance Open Water National Championship of 2017, in SeaTac, Wash.

October 3, 2017

Sherilyn Tamagawa ’14 Takes Post as Math Prof at Scripps

The Scripps Voice student newspaper recently published an interview with Scripps College alumna Sherilyn Tamagawa regarding her new role as an instructor in mathematics at Scripps College.   Tamagawa, who graduated from Scripps in 2014, confesses that if she could have “any job in the world,” this would be it, and is delighted to return to […]

October 3, 2017

Scripps Magazine: The State of the Art Major

Students in Professor T. Kim-Trang Tran’s video art class find creative inspiration and expression in an unexpected source: drones. They learn how artists are using the technology and how to make drone videos themselves. But Tran pushes students to go well beyond capturing footage.

October 2, 2017

Scripps Presents: Cuz A Reading and Conversation with Danielle Allen

Political theorist and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Danielle Allen’s work usually occupies a scholarly realm. This autumn, it takes a decidedly more personal turn with Cuz, a memoir that reflects on the American criminal justice system.

October 2, 2017

LA Observed Highlights Williamson PST: LA/LA Exhibit

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College is named by LA Observed among galleries whose exhibits should be visited as part of the Getty's expansive "PST: LA/LA" initiative featuring Latin American and Latino art at more than 70 Southern California museums and other cultural institutions.

September 25, 2017

Spotlight on Students: Kelly Peng ’18, President of Scripps Associated Students

I recently sat down with Kelly Peng ’18, president of Scripps Associated Students (SAS), to find out more about her as well as what issues and initiatives she’ll be focusing on during her tenure. Peng, who is a dual major in biology and Asian American studies from Battle Creek, Michigan, brings extensive experience in Scripps student government to her current position—over the past three years, she’s served on the SAS Senate, as the Class of 2018’s sophomore class president, and as SAS executive vice president.

September 25, 2017

Scripps Presents: Carina Chocano

In the spirit of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Carina Chocano’s You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages examines the dramatic and often damaging ways that pop culture influences female identity. Cultural touchstones—from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from Flashdance to Frozen—serve as entry points to Chocano’s personal reflections and surface some familiar truths about the challenges of locating oneself in the face of an often abstract ideal of womanhood. Chocano and Scripps’s Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies Piya Chatterjee are the first speakers in a three-part conversation series.

September 19, 2017

Scripps Presents: The Grip of It with Jac Jemc

Novelist Jac Jemc’s smart and uneasy page-turner is a ghost story set in the wilds of suburban America; at the book’s center is a couple whose domestic adventures take a decidedly hallucinatory and harrowing turn. Jemc, who has taught creative writing at Notre Dame and Lake Forest College, talks with Scripps’ Adam Novy about her latest literary escapade.