Life After Scripps (page 3)

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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October 22, 2020

Visiting Lecturer Jessica Christian ’07 Connects the United States’ Past to Its Present

For Visiting Lecturer of History Jessica Christian ’07, the past is always present. Although she’s teaching an introduction to US history course, the subjects she’s covering—which include disease, colonization, environmentalism, and politics—feel both modern and familiar in a year marked by a global pandemic, protests for racial justice, and an unprecedented presidential election season.

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October 13, 2020

Career Conversations Returns, Offering Alums Tactical Resources for Navigating Career Transition

This fall, the Office of Alumnae Engagement and Career Planning & Resources will partner for the return of Career Conversations, a webinar series designed to provide alums with professional career guidance.

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October 5, 2020

Summer Thyme ’06 Awarded Mallinckrodt Grant for Study of Zebrafish Neurodevelopment

Summer Thyme ’06, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was awarded a prestigious Mallinckrodt Grant to study the neurological development of zebrafish. Because zebrafish share 70 percent of their genes with humans, Thyme hopes that her research will identify the genes that may play a part in human neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia.

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