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September 16, 2020

In Designing Remote Courses, Faculty Prioritize Creativity and Care

When Scripps announced in early July that remote instruction would continue for the fall 2020 semester, faculty expected that there would be challenges in conducting classes through online platforms, but also opportunities to expand the idea of what a liberal arts education could look like. Now that the fall semester is underway, Scripps professors have risen to those challenges and opportunities, creating courses that are flexible, creative, and student-centered.

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September 14, 2020

In the Media: Upcoming Scripps Presents Events Featured in the Claremont Courier

The Claremont Courier highlighted three upcoming events in Scripps Presents’ fall season, which celebrates the program’s fifth anniversary.

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September 11, 2020

Meet Scripps Associated Students President Safia Hassan ’21

Scripps’ Office of Marketing and Communications editorial assistant Katie Clelland ’21 sat down with Science management major Safia Hassan ’21, who will serve as the 2020–21 Scripps Associated Students (SAS) president, to talk about Hassan’s goals for SAS, maintaining community through remote learning, and advice to fellow students.

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September 10, 2020

Fall 2020 Academic Convocation: Students, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate New Academic Year

On Thursday, September 3, Scripps College welcomed students, faculty, and staff to the start of the 2020–2021 academic year. President Lara Tiedens delivered the welcome address. She was followed by Amy Marcus-Newhall, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, who introduced new faculty. This was the first virtual Academic Convocation in the College’s […]

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September 9, 2020

Clare Cannon ’08 Explores the Pandemic’s Effect on Psychological Health

Clare Cannon ’08, assistant professor of community and regional development at the University of California, Davis, is studying the pandemic’s effects on psychological health, stress, and resilience. Cannon hopes to use her research, which focuses on the pandemic’s exacerbation of social and environmental inequality, as well as intimate partner violence, to determine how people can receive better support during the coronavirus crisis.

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September 8, 2020

In the Media: Meher McArthur Previews Alison Saar ’78’s Upcoming Exhibitions for KCET

Meher McArthur, Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler curator of academic programs and collections at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, previewed three of Alison Saar ’78’s upcoming Los Angeles-area exhibitions for KCET. McArthur described Saar as “an unstoppable force in the world of art.”

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Scripps’ Pilot Summer Session Delivered Innovations in Learning, Course Material

During a typical class session this past summer, students in Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Luis Salés’s “Feminist Interpretations of the Bible” course could often be found sleuthing around Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms during class time. But they weren’t distracted; this was part of their assignment: they were looking for social media posts from high-profile people that used religious assumptions to support public policy decisions.

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September 3, 2020

Alison Saar Returns Home with Scripps Presents and Gallery Exhibition

Perhaps you can go home again, after all: Scripps celebrates the return of alumna Alison Saar ’78, renowned sculptor and printmaker, this fall in Mirror, Mirror, The Prints of Alison Saar, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Saar, who unflinchingly confronts race and gender with a mix of bitter humor and tenderness, doesn’t confine her prints to paper.

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In the Media: Langa Chinyoka ’21 Discusses Writing, Family Relationships, and the Immigrant Experience with Yaa Gyasi in the Paris Review

Langa Chinyoka ’21 interviewed author and recent Scripps Presents guest Yaa Gyasi about her new novel, Transcendent Kingdom, for the Paris Review.

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September 2, 2020

Neneki Lee ’99 to Discuss Labor Organization with the National Black Worker Center

Neneki Lee ’99 will take part in an online discussion about labor organization and progressive policies on Tuesday, September 8, at 4:00 p.m. EST, in partnership with Next100 and the National Black Worker Center.

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