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Jun. 2, 2021

Summer 2021 Community Update

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Apr. 28, 2021

Scripps Continues Work Toward Racial Equity, Justice, and Inclusivity Initiatives

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Mar. 30, 2021

Scripps Continues Racial Justice Training for Faculty, Staff

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June 2, 2021

Summer 2021 Community Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the power and the value of face-to-face teaching, learning, and interaction, which has always been the hallmark of Scripps College’s educational community. Hence, our goal is to reclaim the vibrant campus life we recognize and cherish as we work toward restoring Scripps’ in-person academic, residential, and work environments.

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April 28, 2021

Scripps Continues Work Toward Racial Equity, Justice, and Inclusivity Initiatives

During the last decade, Scripps has accelerated its efforts to foster a more diverse and racially equitable environment for students, staff, and faculty. Donors have been a prime mover in this work, helping the College develop programs and increase resources that would not have been possible without their generosity. 

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March 30, 2021

Scripps Continues Racial Justice Training for Faculty, Staff

Scripps College’s IDEA Initiative, in partnership with California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ), is hosting a racial justice training series for faculty and staff. The racial justice training sessions are intended to be stand-alone, dialogue-centered workshops with up to 30 faculty and staff participants.

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March 16, 2021

After Years of Advocacy, Native American/Indigenous Studies Minor Takes Root at Scripps

Scripps now offers a minor in Native American/Indigenous Studies. The minor is a six-course interdisciplinary program that aims to introduce students to topics related to Native Americans and Indigenous peoples from around the world, with special focus on settler colonialism, Indigenous history, contemporary communities, and Indigenous ways of thinking.

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March 1, 2021

Professor of Chemistry Mary Hatcher-Skeers Takes on New Role of Associate Dean of Faculty for Racial Equity

Scripps College has created the new position of associate dean of faculty for racial equity (ADRE), thanks in large part to a generous gift by  Scripps Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19. This January, the College officially appointed Mary Hatcher-Skeers, professor of chemistry and Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences, to the position.

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February 9, 2021

Spring Public Events Series Explores Race and Class with Renowned Thinkers

This spring, Scripps’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Initiative is partnering with the College’s signature event series, Scripps Presents, to bring public programming to campus that focuses on issues of inequality. “Scripps Presents and the IDEA Initiative are aligned in the desire to amplify awareness of the iniquitous nature of our world,” says Denise Nelson Nash ’76, who chairs the IDEA Initiative.

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January 7, 2021

Response to the Events of January 6

Yesterday, we witnessed an unprecedented attack on our democratic institutions, an assault on our constitutional process, and the stark discrepancy between law enforcement’s response to the insurrection and violence at the Capitol and their response to this summer’s peaceful protests against systemic racism and inequity. As scholars and citizens, we must uphold the conditions in which democracy thrives, including the robust inquiry that comes with being members of a liberal arts community.

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August 25, 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester

This fall marks the beginning of an academic year like no other in the College’s history. As we carve out new modes of teaching, learning, playing, and creating community, I hope we will be flexible and compassionate with one another as we face and overcome challenges and changes endemic to this time.

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January 22, 2020

Spring 2020 Community Update From the President

Dear Scripps College Community Members, Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus! As we begin our spring semester, I’m eager to share the following recent College news, updates, and announcements.

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August 26, 2019

Fall 2019 Welcome Letter

As the new academic year begins, Scripps is preparing to welcome new and returning students, faculty, and staff to our College community.

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