Scripps Traditions (page 2)

March 15, 2022

Andrea J. Ritchie to Deliver 2022 Scripps College Commencement Address

Andrea J. Ritchie, author, advocate, and researcher who has authored a number of books and articles on policing, criminalization, mass incarceration, and immigration enforcement, will deliver the address at the 92nd Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

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February 14, 2022

Denison Library’s “Blind Date with a Rare Book” Returns for Valentine’s Day

On February 14, the Ella Strong Denison Library will host its fourth annual “Blind Date with a Rare Book” event, a return to in-person programming after last year’s event was moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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November 8, 2021

Olive Harvest’s Return Creates Organic Space for Education, Community, and Sustainability

On November 5, Scripps hosted its traditional Olive Harvest, an event that furthers the College’s sustainability efforts by utilizing the campus’s edible plants as a food source. More than 200 students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding Claremont community harvested approximately 700 pounds of olives.

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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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