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May 10, 2018

Class of 2018: Carmen Abbe ’18: 5C Roller Derby Team Founder Is on a Track to Medical School

Carmen Abbe ’18, a human biology major from Seattle, has balanced her time at Scripps between taking science and humanities courses and playing on the roller derby team she founded as a first-year student. After graduation, she hopes to continue incorporating her passions; Abbe has her sights set on attending medical school, expanding on her thesis research, and engaging with the derby community in Seattle.

The 5C Women’s Roller Derby team, which began as a casual club with a few intermittent members, has grown into an official intramural 5C sports team, now 25 members strong. It is one of only four collegiate teams in the U.S. and regularly participates in monthly Inland Empire scrimmages. In 2018, the team attracted enough members to be able to host about against another team from Arizona State University. The event was the first-ever interstate, intercollegiate roller derby match.

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May 8, 2018

Class of 2018: Noor Hamdy ’18: Making a Difference in the Lives of Local Refugees

When Noor Hamdy ’18 left her home in San Diego to begin a new journey at Scripps, she knew she wanted to take classes in the College’s interdisciplinary Middle East and North Africa studies and Arabic programs. While Hamdy has explored these fields and more in her time at Scripps, she also discovered a passion for tackling problems closer to home and social work that shaped the course of her future plans.

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May 2, 2018

Capstone Day: Mandeep Sandhu Brings a Religious Perspective to STEM

Growing up in Granada Hills, California, Mandeep Sandhu ’18 was “the kid digging in the garden identifying insects or creating mini science projects in the kitchen,” as she recalls. While her interest in science grew out of a desire to “better understand the physical world,” Sandhu was also drawn to learning about spiritual aspects of existence.

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April 24, 2018

Awards and Honors: Lina Mihret ’18 and Madeline Sy ’18 Awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships

Scripps seniors Lina Mihret ’18 and Madeline Sy ’18 have been named Thomas J. Watson Fellows for 2018. The Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant that funds independent research and exploration outside of the United States; it is awarded to graduating seniors nominated by one of 40 partner colleges. Mihret and Sy were chosen from a pool of 149 applicants, with only 40 students awarded grants.

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April 12, 2018

Awards and Honors: Erin Matheson ’18 Awarded Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship to Pursue Diabetes Prevention in Chile

Erin Matheson ’18, a biochemistry major from Golden, Colorado, has always had an inclination toward the sciences and public benefit. “All my life, I’ve been inspired by people who have used scientific applications to improve the everyday lives of others,” she says. This summer, funded by a $10,000 grant through Davis Projects for Peace, Matheson will travel to Chile to establish a preventative diabetes program there. Her project, “Community Health: Comprehensive Approaches to Diabetes Prevention in Valparaíso, Chile,” will take a holistic approach to prevention, focusing on nutrition and exercise as well as pre-screenings and medical care.

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March 12, 2018

Career Planning & Resources: New Program Helps Scripps Students Navigate Important Financial Decisions

No one can avoid making financial decisions in life, but Forbes reported in 2015 that only 57 percent of Americans are financially literate. The Carlotta Welles ’39 Center for Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) wants to ease the stress and confusion. This semester, the center launched the Financial Literacy Program with the goal of helping Scripps students make smart, informed financial decisions during college and after graduation.

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March 9, 2018

In the Media: Alumna Catherine Collinson Talks Women’s Retirement on CNBC

Not only do women make less money than men, but they are more likely to take time out of the workforce to care for children or parents, thereby lessening their overall lifetime earnings. This can have severe implications for women’s retirement, and it turns out, women haven’t been saving enough.

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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.

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February 7, 2018

In the Media: 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.

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In the Media: 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.”

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