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December 13, 2017

Betsy Smith ’74 Named President and Chief Executive of Central Park Conservancy

Scripps College alumna Betsy Smith, a member of the College's board of trustees since 1995, has been named president and chief executive of Central Park Conservancy in New York, according to an article in The New York Times.

December 12, 2017

Tyson invited to NPR to speak on sexual misconduct in Washington

Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, was invited to provide commentary on Wisconsin Public Radio following Monday's news conference in New York by three women who renewed their allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.

November 20, 2017

Scripps College Professor Lahnna Catalino on Prioritizing Positivity

In a recent Vice article, Scripps College Professor Lahnna Catalino points out in her research on “prioritizing positivity” that structuring your day around activities that make you feel happy can boost your well-being.

November 6, 2017

Lars Schmitz Discusses Early Mammals Who Literally ‘Came Out of The Dark’ With the Demise of Dinosaurs

Assistant Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz comments on the evolutionary behavior of early mammals in a recent article in Science magazine.

October 31, 2017

Lynne Thompson’s Dirge for Murdered Black Girls Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

A poem by Lynne Thompson '72, Dirge for Murdered Black Girls, was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. 

September 18, 2017

Miriam Raffel-Smith ’20 Publishes Climate Change Opinion in SF Examiner

Miriam Raffel-Smith '20 urges California's political leaders to continue taking measures to abate the harmful effects of pollution in an op-ed column published recently in the San Francisco Examiner. 

September 12, 2017

Ken Gonzales-Day on Identity and Race in LA Weekly’s Feature Video Interview

Scripps College professor of art Ken Gonzales-Day's works on identity and construction of race are the subject of LA Weekly's featured video interview as the Getty's expansive arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA opens in dozens of cultural institutions across Southern California. 

August 18, 2017

Mia Shackelford ’17 Weighs in On Trump Presidency as KPCC-FM Panelist

Scripps College alumna Mia Shackelford ’17 was a featured panelist on popular Southern California radio show Air Talk this week. KPCC-FM show host Larry Mantle led eight guests in a discussion about the Trump presidency and current political climate. #acrossthedivide

August 3, 2017

Forbes Ranks Scripps College in America’s Top Colleges: Scripps Climbs in Lists for Top 25 Liberal Arts and Western Colleges and Top 50 in the U.S.

Scripps College has climbed 24 spots to #16 in Forbes’ Top 25 Liberal Arts Colleges ranking for 2017, up from #40 in 2016. In addition, Scripps moves to #8 from last year’s #14 spot on the national publication’s Top 25 Western Colleges list. The College has also placed #43 in Forbes’ ranking of the country’s Top 50 Colleges.

July 27, 2017

Ken Gonzales-Day Exhibits are on “Not to Miss” List for PST: LA/LA

Scripps College professor Ken Gonzales-Day's work is being lauded among the "not to miss" exhibits by Los Angeles area media as anticipation builds for the Getty-led PST: LA/LA initiative which will feature Latin American and Latino art throughout the Los Angeles area and launches on September 15, 2017.