Life After Scripps (page 9)

March 8, 2021

Spotlight on Alumnae: Young Alumnae Start “Adulthood Pending” Podcast

Inspired by their struggles to both define and navigate adulthood, three Scripps College alumnae, Okamura, Annalise Ko ’19, and Kimi Kaneshina ’20, launched the Adulthood Pending Podcast for college students, recent graduates, or anyone else who is also figuring out that being an adult is not as simple as it is made out to be.

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February 25, 2021

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Named Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times Report

Board of Trustees Chair Lynne Thompson ’72 has been named as the 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, CBS Los Angeles reported. In his announcement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti described Thompson as an “acclaimed writer, an outspoken force who uses words to tell stories and unite communities and open us up to perspectives.”

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February 18, 2021

In the Media: Scripps Remains Top Producer of Fulbright Students, Chronicle of Higher Education Reports

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Scripps College remains one of the top producers of Fulbright students for 2020–21, with six awards offered.

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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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