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Aug. 12, 2022

Scripps College Thanks Lynne Thompson ’72 for Her Service as Chair of the Board of Trustees

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Aug. 5, 2022

In the Media: Dwandalyn Reece ’85 Gives TED Talk on Origins of Blackface and Stereotypes

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Aug. 4, 2022

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Receives Fellowship from Academy of American Poets

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August 12, 2022

Scripps College Thanks Lynne Thompson ’72 for Her Service as Chair of the Board of Trustees

Thompson will continue her service on the Board as immediate past chair. An accomplished and award-winning poet with several collections and publications in prestigious literary journals, she is also serving a two-year term as the poet laureate of Los Angeles, a role to which she was appointed in 2021.

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August 5, 2022

In the Media: Dwandalyn Reece ’85 Gives TED Talk on Origins of Blackface and Stereotypes

“These stereotypes were a powerful reinforcement of the ideas of white supremacy and Black inferiority,” Reece says.

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August 4, 2022

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Receives Fellowship from Academy of American Poets

Thompson is the current poet laureate of Los Angeles, a role to which she was appointed in 2021.

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In the Media: Gabby Giffords ’93 Reflects on What She’s Learned for Esquire

“I think of forgiveness as tied to—but distinct from—acceptance,” she writes.

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July 20, 2022

In the Media: Gabby Giffords ’93 Discusses Gun Control Progress in TIME Magazine

Giffords discussed the progress that the gun safety movement has made over the past decade in an op-ed for TIME magazine.

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July 19, 2022

Louise Tench Willard ’97 Named CIO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Willard, who has worked at the San Francisco Fed since 1997, will be the first woman CIO in the bank’s history and will lead the bank’s largest employee team.

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July 15, 2022

In the Media: Washington Post, CBS Profile Gabby Giffords ’93’s Political Career, Gun Control Activism

“Even though I wasn’t able to speak more than a few words at a time, still I knew I had to use my voice to fight for change,” she wrote.

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July 13, 2022

In the Media: Washington Post Reviews Documentary on Gabby Giffords ’93’s Career and Advocacy

The Post calls the documentary a “moving arc of courage and perseverance” that features the “bright light of her personality.”

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July 12, 2022

In the Media: Gabby Giffords ’93 Receives Medal of Freedom from President Biden, Per Los Angeles Times, CNN, and Washington Post

President Joe Biden introduced Giffords as “one of the most courageous people I have ever known,” the Times reported.

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June 30, 2022

Spotlight on Alumnae: Julia Cost ’09 Transforms Her “Happy Place” Into an Art Career

Cost sews her own sample garments with self-designed fabrics and dances in them to show her Instagram sewing clients how the fabrics move.

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