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Sep. 22, 2021

Scripps Celebrates Return to Campus, Promotes Community at Fall 2021 Convocation

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Aug. 30, 2021

Some Magical Scripps Spots and the People Behind Them

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May. 24, 2021

Scripps College Celebrates Class of 2021 at 91st Commencement

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September 22, 2021

Scripps Celebrates Return to Campus, Promotes Community at Fall 2021 Convocation

Interim President Amy Marcus-Newhall officially welcomed Scripps students, staff, and faculty back to campus for a new academic year during the College’s virtual convocation on Monday, September 13.

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August 30, 2021

Some Magical Scripps Spots and the People Behind Them

Not only did Ellen Browning Scripps found the College at a time when there were few influential female philanthropists, but some of its most beloved spaces exist because of donors who followed her example. Their visible dedication to Scripps’ mission continues to impact—and delight—those on campus today.

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May 24, 2021

Scripps College Celebrates Class of 2021 at 91st Commencement

On May 22, 2021, Scripps College celebrated the Class of 2021 in its 91st Commencement exercises in a digital event watched across the country. Ruth Reese Lane ’92, immigration attorney and Scripps alumna, delivered the keynote address.

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May 19, 2021

Stronger Together: Class of 2021 Graffiti Wall Mural Celebrates Class Solidarity, Campus Life

Graduating classes have each left their mark on the Scripps College Graffiti Wall since 1931, becoming an essential rite of passage at the College. After the design is painted onto Graffiti Wall, each member of that class signs their name to the mural, becoming a visual time capsule of Scripps’ history that reflects the changing tastes and attitudes of students over the decades.

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May 10, 2021

Capstone Day 2021 Showcases Senior Research and Creativity

This year, Capstone Day took place online for the second year running, but the theses—which were nominated by faculty—had the same depth of intellectual inquiry and creative expression as ever.

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May 27, 2020

Hope Springs Eternal: Graffiti Wall Artist Tori Smith ’20

Victoria (Tori) Smith remembers when she first came to Scripps: It was a campus tour in the spring of 2016, and she recalls being irrevocably drawn to the diversity of thought and style of Scripps students and to the unparalleled beauty of campus. “Part of the tour included a visit to Graffiti Wall, and I remember thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be amazing if I could paint my class’s mural—if I could be a part of making Scripps history?’”

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May 24, 2019

Scripps College 2019 Commencement Highlights

Scripps College celebrated 244 graduating seniors and welcomed them to the alumnae community at the 89th annual commencement exercises on May 18, 2019.

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May 21, 2019

Class of 2019: On Graffiti Wall, Art and Activism Collide

In one of the most enduring traditions at Scripps College, seniors leave their mark on campus by designing and signing an original mural on Graffiti Wall, adjacent to the Rose Garden. Spanning nearly a century, this rite of passage is a testament to the changing attitudes, concerns, and aesthetics of graduating classes.

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February 11, 2019

Class of 2019: Announcing Scripps’ 2019 Commencement Speaker: USAFacts President Poppy MacDonald ’97

Poppy MacDonald ’97, president of USAFacts and Scripps alumna, will deliver the address at the 89th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

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May 24, 2018

Class of 2018: Commencement Highlights

On Saturday, May 12, Scripps College conducted its 88th annual commencement exercises on Elm Tree Lawn. Students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of the College gathered to celebrate the Class of 2018, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault,  a civil rights activist and award-winning journalist, delivered the official address. Here are some highlights from the day:

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