Life After Scripps (page 11)

February 5, 2021

In the Media: Dwandalyn Reece ’85 Curates Playlist of Black Music on NPR

Trustee Dwandalyn Reece ’85, associate director of curatorial affairs and curator of music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, assembled a playlist for NPR’s Tiny Desk Playlist series. “A celebration of African-American music must acknowledge the underpinnings of the quest for freedom and justice that the music represents,” she said.

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The Alum Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine: Dr. Rachel Presti

Last July, Dr. Rachel Presti ’94 made the news when she became a principal investigator on large-scale phase-3 vaccine trials that enrolled thousands of participants from around the world to determine whether newly developed vaccines could prevent COVID-19.

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January 21, 2021

Madison Blumer ’15 Coauthors Paper on Sex Chromosome Turnover in Geckos for Genes

Madison Blumer ’15 coauthored a paper on sex chromosome turnover in bent-toed geckos in a special issue of Genes, which focused on the evolution of chromosomes in vertebrates. Although squamate lizards, or scaled reptiles, have diverse sex chromosome systems, the turnover rate in bent-toed geckos is even more frequent than in other lizards of the order Squamata.

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January 8, 2021

In the Media: Gabby Giffords ’93 Reflects on Resilience in the New York Times

On the tenth anniversary of the fatal shooting at her constituent event, during which she was shot in the head, former Arizona representative Gabby Giffords ’93 reflected on resilience and determination in the New York Times. “There’s no magic recovery in store for us as a nation,” she wrote.

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In the Media: Ms. Magazine Discusses Voter Mobilization with Barbara Arnwine ’73

Ms. spoke with Barbara Arnwine ’73, president and founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, about her role in mobilizing voters ahead of the runoff election in Georgia. Arwine credited people of color and young people, especially Black women organizers, with the impressive voter turnout.

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December 17, 2020

Students, Young Alums Add Their Books to Scripps’ Strong Literary Tradition

Nikita Chinamanthur ’20 didn’t plan to write a novel. When she set out to tackle her first book-length project last September, she intended to write a nonfiction exploration of Hindi cinema. However, Chinamanthur soon found herself drawn to a very different kind of story.

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December 4, 2020

In the Media: Christine Margiotta ’00 Discusses Politics and Equity with Zócalo Public Square

Christine Margiotta ’00, whose career has focused on homelessness, education, economic justice, racial equity, and LGBTQ+ rights, spoke with Zócalo Public Square about her recent run for Claremont City Council. Margiotta credited her Scripps professors for influencing her outlook on the world.

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November 23, 2020

In the Media: New York Times Highlights Artist Elizabeth Turk ’83’s Collaboration with Local Elders

The New York Times featured Elizabeth Turk ’83’s new moving-art installation, “Project: Look Up,” a collaboration with residents of the Mt. San Antonio Gardens retirement community. “Plunging into this project has just been an act of grace because it’s kept me optimistic,” she said.

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November 12, 2020

In the Media: Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 Reflects on Her Senate Legacy in the Santa Barbara News-Press

California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 reflected on her eight years representing the state’s 19th District, which encompasses the Santa Barbara region, in the Santa Barbara News-Press. Her legislative achievements have focused on equal pay, environmental protection, and regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.

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November 10, 2020

In the Media: New York Times Interviews Alison Saar ’78

Alison Saar ’78, whose upcoming exhibitions will take place in Claremont and Pasadena when pandemic guidelines allow, discussed her work, creative process, and recent benefit print for Black Lives Matter with the New York Times.

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