Messages to the Community

November 20, 2018

Professors Huang and Roselli Named Co-Directors of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiative

This past June, Scripps announced the formation of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiative to connect Scripps students to learning opportunities across Southern California. Made possible by an $800,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation, the initiative will fund research fellowships, faculty professional development, and clinic courses developed in collaboration with community organizations throughout the region....


November 6, 2018

Announcement of the Passing of Alumna and Life Trustee Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72

It is with sadness that I announce alumna and Life Trustee Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72 passed away on October 31. Born in Hong Kong, Gabrielle arrived at Scripps in 1968 with a strong interest in art and chose to major in art history, spending her junior year abroad at the L’École du Louvre in Paris. Of […]...


October 31, 2018

Interview with Enrique Gonzalez-Salgado, Scripps’ New Associate Vice President for Philanthropy

Enrique Gonzalez-Salgado, Scripps’ new associate vice president for philanthropy, reflects on his first visit to campus: “I remember walking by Honnold Gate and reading the inscription that students and alumnae know so well: ‘The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.’ This commitment to students fortified my interest in working at Scripps.”...


September 25, 2018

In the Media: Madeline Sy ’18 is featured in U.S. News and World Report

Scripps alum Madeline Sy ’18 was featured in a U.S. News article on why students chose their colleges. The English major was drawn to Scripps because of its membership in The Claremont Colleges, its clubs and organizations, and its senior thesis requirement. ...


September 13, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Admission Director Gives Advice to Applicants

Scripps’ Director of Admissions Laura Stratton was quoted in an article by U.S. News, “Pros, Cons of Writing a College Essay on Diversity.” The article focuses on college admissions essays and the ways in which students can tackle difficult writing prompts....


August 27, 2018

Scripps College Thanks Mark Herron for His Service as Chair of the Board of Trustees

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August 15, 2018

Scripps Presents Fall 2018 Events Lineup Will Feature Abbi Jacobson and Lena Waithe

This fall, Scripps Presents, the College’s signature public events program, will play host to diverse voices in critical conversation about relevant and riveting topics, as well as present dynamic performances by some of today’s most original artists. ...


July 23, 2018

Scripps College Announces Dr. Taro Yamane Chair in Economics

Scripps College recently received a $1.5 million gift to establish the Dr. Taro Yamane Chair in Economics. ...


July 13, 2018

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.1 Million Grant to Develop Claremont Colleges–Wide Critical Justice Education Program

  The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to Pitzer College to develop an integrated Claremont Colleges–wide Critical Justice Education (CJE) program. In conjunction with the Claremont Colleges (5Cs), the California Rehabilitation Center, the California Institute for Women, and nearby prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and residential rehabilitation centers, the CJE will […]...


July 11, 2018

U.S. Department of State Lists Scripps College among Top Fulbright-Producing Colleges

Scripps College was once again named a Fulbright program top-producing school  by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Scripps is ranked among the top 25 institutions on the annual list as a research bachelor’s institution, with six Fulbright award winners in the 2017­–2018 academic year....


June 26, 2018

Awards and Honors: Mellon Foundation Awards $800,000 to Scripps College Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiatives

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $800,000 to Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., for support of the College’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiative. The three-part initiative provides funding for summer undergraduate research fellowships, professional development for faculty, and new clinic courses that will pair faculty and students with community organizations throughout greater Los Angeles to address complex community issues using a humanistic approach....


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:...


May 7, 2018

The Class of 2018: The Scripps Senior Bucket List

Things you should do before you graduate!...


April 25, 2018

Bringing the Outside Inside: Professor Nancy Macko’s New Tapestry, Lola’s Garden, Comes to NEW Hall

NEW Hall, Scripps’ newest residence hall, is home to 110 students and, now, a one-of-a-kind jacquard tapestry designed by Professor of Art Nancy Macko. Installed on a large, previously empty wall in the living room, the 6-by-12-foot tapestry is not only a beautiful addition to the building, but it also carries on the tradition of displaying tapestries and artwork by Scripps professors on campus....


April 12, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Named One of World’s Most Beautiful Campuses

The website BuzzFeed ranked Scripps College #8 on its “26 of The Most Gorgeous College Campuses Around The World” list. The campus was praised for its Spanish-style architecture and “breezy palm trees that add to its Southern California vibe.”...


March 12, 2018

Career Planning & Resources: New Program Helps Scripps Students Navigate Important Financial Decisions

No one can avoid making financial decisions in life, but Forbes reported in 2015 that only 57 percent of Americans are financially literate. The Carlotta Welles ’39 Center for Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) wants to ease the stress and confusion. This semester, the center launched the Financial Literacy Program with the goal of helping Scripps students make smart, informed financial decisions during college and after graduation. ...


March 8, 2018

Professor Mary MacNaughton appointed to Endowed Directorship

Dear Scripps College Faculty and Staff, It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Professor of Art History Mary MacNaughton as the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, endowed by alumna Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72 through a generous gift. Professor MacNaughton is the first appointee to this endowed directorship, effective immediately.   Professor MacNaughton is […]...


February 16, 2018

Announcing the Passing of Former Trustee Sharon Walther Blasgen ’64

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community,   It is with sadness that I announce former trustee Sharon Walther Blasgen ’64 passed away last weekend.   Sharon was a beloved trustee from 2004–2010. She was respected for the thoughtful diligence she brought to the Board as a member of the Finance and Investment Committees, as […]...


February 12, 2018

Spring 2018 Community Update

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Happy New Year! Welcome back to campus, and for those of you who are new to the Scripps community, welcome. I hope you had a peaceful and restorative winter break and were able to spend some quality time with family, friends, and loved ones. As we begin a new […]...


February 2, 2018

Announcing Scripps College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker: Civil Rights Activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault

I am pleased to announce Scripps College’s 2018 commencement speaker: civil rights activist and award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault....


December 22, 2017

Kiplinger’s Ranks Scripps Best Value College for 2018

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. as #44 among the Top 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. for 2018, and #82 among all featured U.S. colleges....


December 8, 2017

Announcing the Passing of Life Trustee Phil Swan

On December 7, Scripps College Life Trustee Phil Swan passed away at the age of 88. Phil’s tenure as a trustee began in 1970, and included membership on all standing committees of the Board. A successful investment counselor, Phil made valuable contributions to Scripps’ financial health and stability and the growth of its endowment. He was […]...


October 3, 2017

Sherilyn Tamagawa ’14 Takes Post as Lecturer in Math at Scripps

The Scripps Voice student newspaper recently published an interview with Scripps College alumna Sherilyn Tamagawa regarding her new role as an instructor in mathematics at Scripps College.   Tamagawa, who graduated from Scripps in 2014, confesses that if she could have “any job in the world,” this would be it, and is delighted to return to […]...


September 7, 2017

Interim Leadership for Institutional Advancement

With the upcoming departure of vice president for institutional advancement Michael Archibald, I have asked Binti Harvey to fill the role of interim vice president for Institutional Advancement, effective October 12, 2017. I am pleased that Binti has accepted this interim role, and I have every confidence in her ability to provide continuity and attentive […]...


September 5, 2017

Support for Scripps Community in Response to DACA Repeal

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, As many of you know, today the President of the United States repealed the Presidential directive that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision has dire implications for thousands of students at colleges and universities throughout this nation who have sacrificed, persevered, and excelled to enhance […]...


September 1, 2017

Moody’s Affirms Scripps College’s A1 Rating

Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., was recently affirmed with the highest financial rating of A1 by Moody's Investor Service, a credit rating agency responsible for setting the market standard for bond evaluations. ...


September 1, 2017

Introducing the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

As we continue to monitor and document our progress toward creating the equity and access we envision for the Scripps community, we have recognized the need for more robust channels of communication and input from Scripps community members. To this end, I have established the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (CIDE) to replace the President’s […]...


August 24, 2017

Meet the Scripps College Class of 2021

This week, Scripps welcomes the Class of 2021, whose members began a five-day orientation program that will culminate in the first day of classes, August 29. Scripps’ first-year class is made up of 329 students, the largest entering class in the College’s history. They have won technology innovation, book, and debate awards, to name a few, and boast a wide range of interests as well as an impressive list of precollege accomplishments....


August 18, 2017

Fall Welcome from Scripps College

Dear Scripps College Community Members, At the beginning of each academic year, we have an opportunity to recommit to building a thriving community of scholars who contribute to society through lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity. On campus, we do this through our orientation programming, our opening events, and in our greetings to one […]...


August 11, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Highlights Video

In 2016–17, Scripps Presents brought the world to Scripps and Scripps to the world, hosting timely, thought-provoking conversations about art, politics, and the American experience. Here are a few highlights from the Spring 2017 season....


August 9, 2017

Town & Country Magazine Highlights Scripps College’s #1 “Best Campus Housing” Ranking

A Town & Country magazine article features Scripps College's #1 ranking for best campus housing in the U.S. by Princeton Review....


August 1, 2017

Scripps College Named a Best College in Nine Categories by The Princeton Review

Scripps College is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges.” The annual “Best Colleges” guide offers two-page profiles on each school featured and, rather than rank the colleges academically, presents the top-20 colleges in 62 categories ranging from academics and financial aid to quality of life, career services, classroom experience, and more. ...


June 8, 2017

Prof. Bruce Coats appointed to Endowed Professorship

Dear Scripps College Faculty and Staff, It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Bruce Coats, professor of art history, to the Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 and Paul D. Muchnic Endowed Professorship, effective July 1, 2017. Professor Coats is the first appointee to this endowed professorship. In accordance with the terms of the endowment for […]...


May 17, 2017

Spring 2017 Community Update

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, As we close this academic year, I would like to share key actions from the Board of Trustees’ meeting on May 13 and inform you of some campus news and updates. Commencement It was a joy to participate in the 87th annual commencement ceremonies with graduates and their […]...


May 15, 2017

Class of 2017: Scripps Celebrates Record Commencement, 90th Anniversary

Scripps College graduated a record number of students during spring commencement ceremonies on May 13, with a total of 254, the largest graduating class in the 90-year history of the College....


May 1, 2017

Scripps Inaugurates Lara Tiedens as Ninth President

Scripps College began a new era on April 29, 2017, when Lara Tiedens was inaugurated as the College’s ninth president. Tiedens, who accepted the position in June 2016, beamed as hundreds of Scripps alumnae, students, faculty, and staff gathered on Elm Tree Lawn to watch the installation ceremony. The one-and-a-half-hour commemoration featured speeches and provided […]...


April 20, 2017

LEED Gold Certification: Scripps College’s NEW Hall Receives Top USGBC Rating

Scripps College announces it has been awarded LEED gold certification for its NEW Hall building, the Claremont, Calif. college’s newest residence hall. ...


April 19, 2017

Scripps College Olive Oil Receives Awards

This year’s Scripps College olive oil entries to the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition yielded a Silver medal in the “light, delicate” variety of olive oil, and Bronze recognition for the bottle's label design created by Scripps sophomore Mary Alexandra “Molly” Vaughn Antell. ...


April 3, 2017

Presidential Post-Board Community Update April 2017

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The Board of Trustees concluded its March retreat and meeting on Sunday, March 5, and I would like to inform you about the following key actions and discussions. Budget The trustees approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2017–18. Key elements include: Enrollment of 1,000 students, in line with the current number of students on and off campus; Tuition, room, and board increase of 3.9%, […]...


March 24, 2017

Update on Diversity and Inclusion at Scripps

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff:As we enter the final phase of the spring semester, I would like to update you on the progress we’ve made on policies, programs, and practices to make Scripps more diverse and inclusive. We have posted a new update on the IDEA website that reports progress on commitments made last year […]...


February 21, 2017

Chronicle of Higher Ed Lists Scripps College Among Top 25 Fulbright-Producing Colleges

Scripps College is featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education as a U.S. college credited with producing the highest number of student Fulbright recipients in the country for 2016-17, ranking among the Top 25 in its category. The annual list is announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and highlighted in the Chronicle. Scripps appears on the listing that features baccalaureate institutions, or "bachelor's colleges."...


February 14, 2017

IDEA Initiative: Change Fair Brings Community Organizations to Scripps

Scripps College’s IDEA initiative hosts its first Change Fair on Wednesday, February 15. The fair supports IDEA’s goals for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access on Scripps’ campus by facilitating exchanges between students and community-based organizations striving to affect positive change....


February 13, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Commencement Speaker, Reshma Saujani

Dear Scripps College Community Members, I am pleased to announce the 2017 commencement speaker, Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani. Saujani is an inspiration to our Class of 2017—her entrepreneurship in teaching young women programming skills, her work as a dedicated community activist, her engagement in public policy and politics, and her legal […]...


January 30, 2017

Supporting Our International Community

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Last week the new president issued a number of executive orders and presidential memos. The executive order pertaining to immigration and travel has led to particular concern, since it targets Muslim-majority countries. While the legality of these measures is evaluated, the College advises that people from Iran, Iraq, […]...


January 24, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: “Leading for Good”: Center Kicks Off a New Series of Leadership Summits

On Thursday evening, January 26, the Laspa Center for Leadership will host “Leading for Good,” the first in a series of biannual leadership summits intended to deepen the Claremont community’s engagement with topics related to women’s leadership. For this inaugural event, Laspa will host a panel of successful corporate, political, and nonprofit leaders to discuss […]...


January 23, 2017

Humanities Institute: “Borders, Walls, Fences”: Spring Series Will Examine Border Conflicts Around the World

This spring, the Humanities Institute, under the directorship of Scripps Professor of Anthropology Lara Deeb, presents a series of public lectures focused on the theme “Borders, Walls, Fences.” The series examines geographical, political, and social conflicts in a variety of border zones around the world, including the United States, Israel/Palestine, the Mediterranean, and Kashmir. ...


January 12, 2017

Scripps College Announces Spring 2017 Season of “Scripps Presents” Public Events Series

Featuring luminaries Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, Chris Hayes, Eugenia Cheng, plus extraordinary contemporary writers Sarah Manguso, Jade Chang, Elif Batuman, Jami Attenberg, and MacArthur Genius Fellow Maggie Nelson and the not-to-be-missed evocative performance of Manual Cinema Scripps College announced today its spring public events season that features a series of lively discussions with some […]...


January 12, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Announced: Highlights Include Anna Deavere Smith, Ralph Nader, and Eugenia Cheng

Beginning in February, Scripps will host a slew of public events as part of the spring 2017 Scripps Presents season. The College will welcome acclaimed artists, writers, journalists, and politicians to campus to share their own work as well as engage in live—and lively—conversations about the issues and ideas that inspire them. ...


December 20, 2016

Celebrating Scripps Fall Sports Award Winners

This fall, the Athenas won a SCIAC Championship and numerous awards in cross country, volleyball, and soccer....


December 16, 2016

The Laspa Center Announces its First-Ever Alternative Spring Break Trip for March 2017

The Laspa Center is excited to announce its first annual Innovative Leadership Alternative Spring Break Trip in San Francisco. This trip will allow the opportunity for 6-10 students to travel to the Bay Area during three days over spring break and meet with companies and individuals to learn first-hand about innovative leadership. The Laspa Center wants […]...


December 15, 2016

Laspa Center’s First L-Squad: Who You Are As A Leader, Recap

Laspa Center for Leadership is very excited to have completed their first L-Squad series, “Who You Are as a Leader” this semester.  L-Squads are a brand new series of workshops designed for students to develop leadership skills and explore various leadership styles. To kick off the series, the first L-Squad centered around the theme Learn […]...


December 14, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Core III Symposium Student Projects Explore Art, Activism, Math, and More

Scripps Tea provided the setting for Core III students to present their independently researched and designed final projects last week. Faculty, students, and friends from the Scripps community gathered in support and recognition of the presenters and to celebrate their considerable achievements. The presentations mark students’ culmination of Scripps’s unique Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, […]...


December 13, 2016

Community Update from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Reflecting on the past several months, it’s hard to believe that my first semester at Scripps is already drawing to a close. As I continue my “Scripps education,” I am amazed at the depth and breadth of achievement among our students, faculty, and staff, and at the strong bonds […]...


December 11, 2016

Office of the President: Message in Response to Petition

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I recently received a petition signed by more than 750 Scripps College students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends and family members requesting the addition of immigration status to the College’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and recommending that the College declare itself a “sanctuary center of higher education.” The […]...


December 1, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: The Dance Department’s Fall Concert Is “In the Works…”

Beginning on Thursday, December 1, students from the Scripps and Pomona Dance Departments will take the stage at the Pendleton Dance Center for four performances of student-choreographed contemporary dance. The choreographers—Maile Blume ’17, Rae Fredericks ’17, Willa Hevly (PO ’17), Sharon Keenan ’17, Amy Oden (PO ’18), Madelyn Shaughnessy (PZ ’17), and Maia Welbel (PO ’17)—are dance majors and minors as well as students who are simply passionate about dance....


November 28, 2016

The 5C Experience: The Hive: Fostering Collaboration and Creativity Across the 5Cs

With a new director and a larger space, the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity—better known as the Hive—is strengthened in its mission to inspire students to create, collaborate, and innovate. The Hive, established in 2015 by Rick Sontag (HM ’64) and Susan Sontag (PO ’64), provides 5C students with a space to […]...


November 21, 2016

Support and Protections for Undocumented and DACA Students

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Over the past couple of weeks, I have had thoughtful conversations with many members of this community about the ways in which we can ensure that Scripps College remains a place of safety and security for those who may lose their legal protections under new policies proposed by […]...


November 21, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Findley Finseth, Assistant Professor of Genomics

Findley Finseth's research program investigates the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity. By complementing modern genomics studies of natural populations with classic genetics experiments, her work offers novel insight into the maintenance of genetic variation, the processes of adaptation and speciation, and the evolution of the genome itself....


November 14, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Gabriela Bacsan, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Gabriela Bacsan earned her BA in Spanish and Latin American literatures and political science at UC Berkeley. She completed her MA and PhD in literature, with a specialization in Latin American cultural studies, at UC San Diego. Her fields of interest are Caribbean studies, transnational and intersectional representations and conceptualizations of queerness in Latin America, historical memory studies, critical geographies, and tourism studies....


November 10, 2016

Scripps and Pomona Dance present “In The Works…,” a Concert of Student Danceworks

“In The Works…” is the annual fall concert by students of the Scripps and Pomona Colleges dance programs.  The concert will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 1, 2, and 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pendleton Dance Center, Pomona College.  General admission is $5 and tickets will […]...


November 9, 2016

Message from President Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, The presidential campaign and the election results have created a great deal of uncertainty and apprehension over the past 18 months. The outcome of this turbulent political season has evoked strong emotions for many of us as we struggle to interpret its meaning. Not everyone will have the same […]...


November 4, 2016

Scripps In Residence Opens Paths to Professional Success

Scripps in Residence is a two-day event that gives Scripps students the opportunity to meet accomplished alumnae and parents in diverse professional fields. On October 26 and 27, Caroline Gibney ’85, Linda Randlett Kollar ’66, Bruce Felt, father of Scripps student Kimberly Felt ’17, and Cheryl Holland, mother of Hannah Quackenbush ’18, shared stories from their unique and successful career journeys in through talks, one-on-one meetings with students, and in the group panel, “Dreams, Ambition, Reality.”...


October 25, 2016

Noh Festival Brings Japanese Theater to Scripps

Five years ago, Scripps Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley met Koji Nakano, a professor of music composition at Burapha University in Thailand. Now, they have come together in celebration of one of the oldest theatrical forms in the world still being performed today. This week, Scripps and Pomona Colleges are hosting an interdisciplinary festival […]...


October 20, 2016

World Premiere Performance of Japanese Noh Theatre at Scripps

World premiere performance of Japanese Noh theatre at Claremont’s Scripps College introduces American audiences to oldest major theatre art still performed today On October 29, 2016, Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., celebrates Japanese Noh theatre, the oldest major theatre art still performed in the present-day, with a suite of cultural and artistic events. These events […]...


October 19, 2016

October 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The Board of Trustees convened for its quarterly session October 7-8 and engaged in a number of community events and conversations in addition to its regular meetings. A summary of the Board’s activities and actions taken follows: New Trustee At the Board meeting on October 8, trustees appointed […]...


October 13, 2016

The Celebration and Dedication of NEW Hall

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October 3, 2016

President Tiedens Introduced to Community through In Person Events

Scripps College President Lara Tiedens, the College’s ninth president who began her term in August, answered questions from the media and extends the same opportunity to Scripps community members as she is introduced this fall to various stakeholder groups of the women’s college which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Tiedens was recently interviewed by the […]...


September 22, 2016

Scripps Events: Humanities Institute Hosts “The ‘War on Terror’: 15 Years Later”

This semester, the Scripps College Humanities Institute will present a series of programs around the theme “The ‘War on Terror’: 15 Years Later.” Professor of Anthropology and chair of the department Lara Deeb, who directs the institute, hopes to encourage students to look critically at U.S. policies, both abroad and at home, related to the “global war on terror” that President George W. Bush declared after the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Deeb has organized a series of workshops and discussions featuring scholars, activists, and artists whose work focuses on or intersects with issues such as foreign policy, immigration, national security, and civil liberties....


September 19, 2016

On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes

Tsukioka Kogyo, One Hundred Noh Plays: Shakkyo, 1922, Japanese wood block print, 15 in. x 10 1/8 in., Aoki Endowment, Scripps College, Claremont, CA Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku are types of theater—each distinct, all indispensable in the Japanese tradition of dramatic expression. The exhibition On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes (Kabuki, Bunraku & Noh), […]...


September 19, 2016

“A Sense of Place”: Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual

“In the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti,” wrote Melville. It is an individual experience of a place, only to be reached by traveling inward. The master ceramicists featured in this year’s Scripps College Ceramic Annual use clay to communicate the landscapes that they carry within, usually by alluding to a specific part […]...


September 15, 2016

U.S.News & World Report Ranks Scripps College Among Top 25 Best Liberal Arts Colleges

U.S. News & World Report ranks Scripps College 23rd on its annual list of America’s best liberal arts colleges in 2017, up from 29th in 2016, as reported in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, and the Los Angeles Daily News. Key contributing factors to Scripps’ top-tier position include scores for lowest student debt, high school […]...


September 12, 2016

Scripps College Announces Fall 2016 Humanities Institute Public Events

September 2016 marks the fifteen-year anniversary of President George W. Bush’s declaration that the United States was now engaged in a global “war on terror.” The fall 2016 Scripps College Humanities Institute lineup features a series of lectures and discussions about how this global war on terror has–and has not–changed both the United States and […]...


September 6, 2016

Scripps Presents: Tuesday Noon Academy: New Series of Public Lunchtime Talks Begin September 20

This fall, Tuesday Noon Academy, Scripps’ midday speaker series, hosts a dynamic mix of scholars, writers, and composers—including one Scripps alumna—who will present thought-provoking lunchtime talks that are open to the Claremont community....


September 1, 2016

A Message on Diversity and Inclusion from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, As an educator, I have long believed that education, especially higher education, has an important role to play in creating a more just society. From my very early conversations with members of the Scripps College community, it was evident that diversity and inclusion are highly valued here. This was […]...


August 31, 2016

Scripps Milestones: Celebrating 90 Years of Women’s Education

This year, Scripps College proudly celebrates its 90th anniversary. When Scripps was founded in 1926, it was one of few institutions dedicated to educating women for professional careers as well as personal growth, leadership, and public service and engagement. Since then, the College has continued to champion qualities of both mind and spirit in accordance with the vision of its founder. Scripps today offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, a robust intellectual community, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a rich residential experience designed to shape the next generation of leaders....


August 29, 2016

New Student Orientation 2016: First View of Scripps Move-In-Day Slideshow

On August 25, the Scripps community welcomed the Class of 2020 to campus as part of its annual Move-In Day. We spoke to a few students about why they chose Scripps College and what they are most looking forward to as the academic year begins....


August 29, 2016

Welcome Message from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Scripps College Community Members, It has been my great pleasure to welcome students, faculty, staff, alumnae, families, and friends to campus as we begin the 2016­–17 academic year. The first days of fall semester are always exhilarating—reunions with old friends happen alongside farewells to families, new experiences intersect with familiar places and routines, and […]...


August 29, 2016

Scripps College’s Move-In Day, NEW Hall Featured In Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and its sister newspaper San Gabriel Valley Tribune featured Scripps College's NEW Hall residence building which opened its doors to freshmen and returning students on "move-in day," August 25, 2016. NEW Hall encompasses approximately 38,700 square feet, with beds for 110 students and is designed to LEED gold standards....


August 25, 2016

NEW Hall Residence Hall for Students Opens at Scripps College

NEW Hall, Scripps College’s newest residence hall on its northeastern most border of campus, is open and ready for students who are moving in today. Under construction since May 2015, the residence will house first-year as well as returning students. Designed in harmony with the distinctive Mediterranean style of Scripps’ existing architecture, NEW Hall encompasses […]...


August 23, 2016

Scripps Campus: NEW Hall Scripps’ Newest Residence Is Now Open

Students, faculty, and staff who have been away for summer break may notice a big change on campus as they make their way back to the College this week. The green construction fences to the north of the Sallie Tiernan Field House are gone, and NEW Hall, Scripps’ newest residence hall, is open and ready for students and visitors. Under construction since May 2015, the residence will house first-years as well as returning students....


August 16, 2016

Message from President Larissa Z. Tiedens

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I hope you are enjoying the final days of summer and have found time over these past few months for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. As I begin my tenure as the ninth president of Scripps College, I would like to share my gratitude for your warm welcome […]...


August 5, 2016

In the News: Fiske Guide Names Scripps Among Nation’s Top Colleges, As Featured in Los Angeles Daily News

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Scripps College is among the best 321 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. as featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017."...


August 3, 2016

Scripps Presents: Fall 2016 Season

This fall, Scripps College’s public events program will feature a series of lively discussions with some of today’s most compelling figures on topics at the heart of America’s public discourse this presidential election year. The fall 2016 Scripps Presents season will feature personalities such as former MSNBC host and race and social justice professor/speaker/author Melissa Harris-Perry; restaurateur, chef, and writer/TV star Eddie Huang, whose book, Fresh Off The Boat, inspired the TV sitcom by the same name; artist and provocateur Molly Crabapple; and hip hop journalist Jeff Chang....


August 1, 2016

Scripps College Announces Fall 2016 Season of “Scripps Presents” Public Events Series

Scripps College announced today its fall public events season that features a series of lively discussions with some of today’s most compelling figures on topics at the heart of America’s public discourse this presidential election year. The fall 2016 Scripps Presents season will feature personalities such as former MSNBC host and race and social justice […]...


June 28, 2016

Regional, National Publications Herald Selection of Scripps College’s Ninth President

Scripps College's announcement of Dr. Larissa Z. Tiedens as its next president was featured in regional and national newspapers and higher education publications including Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and San Gabriel Valley Tribune in Southern California, Inside Higher Ed, and Stanford University News. Tiedens, who currently serves as senior associate dean of academic affairs at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will become the ninth president of Scripps....


June 21, 2016

Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Dear Scripps College Community Members, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Larissa Z. Tiedens as the ninth president of Scripps College, effective August 1, 2016. She will hold the title of the W.M. Keck Foundation Presidential Chair, established in 1980. Dr. Tiedens is a prominent social psychologist and […]...


May 23, 2016

Highlights from the Spring Season of Scripps Presents

Scripps Presents, the public events program at Scripps College that is billed as “an electrifying mix of storytellers and artists, policymakers and musicians—and everything in between,” delivered on its exhilarating promises with its spring 2016 event lineup. For information about upcoming Scripps Presents events, click here....


May 16, 2016

Class of 2016: Scripps College Graffiti Wall: Seniors Make Their Marks

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds their signatures. The Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and interests of students over the decades....


May 13, 2016

Class of 2016: 86th Annual Commencement: Celebrating Scripps’ Graduating Seniors

Scripps College’s 86th annual Commencement takes place on Saturday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m. on Elm Tree Lawn. Interim President Amy Marcus-Newhall will preside over the ceremony, and Madeleine K. Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State, will give the commencement address. This year, 206 seniors will cross the stage to receive their diplomas....


May 12, 2016

Class of 2016: Daniela Canas Baena ’16 and Juliana Canas Baena ’16: Building First-Generation Community at Scripps

As the first in their family to attend college, Ontario, California, natives Juliana and Daniela Canas Baena immediately felt the strong support of their first-generation peers at Scripps. Before beginning their first year at the College, the twins participated in the First-Generation@Scripps program, which allowed them to connect with fellow first-years, staff, and professors who identify as first-gen or first-generation-student allies, and first-generation sophomores, juniors, and seniors who served as mentors throughout the year. ...


May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Capstone Day Highlights: Celebrating Student Research

  Capstone Day celebrates the academic accomplishments of the senior class, an annual tradition at Scripps since 2009. Each May, the Scripps community gathers to support the senior presenters and applaud the interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty. Capstone Day presentations highlight the best senior theses from a range of disciplines as nominated and selected […]...


May 10, 2016

CMS Earns Majority of All-SCIAC Track and Field Awards

PASADENA, Calif. – This season marks the 23rd men’s and 15thwomen’s track and field titles for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the 13th year that both programs have achieved the feat in the same season. CMS swept the Field Athlete of the Year awards with junior Cameron Van (CMC) winning […]...


May 5, 2016

Scripps Presents: Summer 2016 Season Features a Conversation with Barbara Boxer

Scripps Presents wraps up its 2016 Conversations series with an event on Saturday, June 11, featuring California Senator Barbara Boxer. Boxer will visit campus to discuss her recent memoir, The Art of the Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, and her life in public service....


April 28, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Senior Thesis Art Show “You Must Not Know” Features Artwork by Graduating Seniors

The Senior Art Exhibition is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps College. Each year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery features artworks by graduating seniors that constitute their thesis projects. In addition to making the works on view, the seniors conceptualize the exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and […]...


March 4, 2016

High School Counselors Rank Scripps College in Top 20 National Liberal Arts Colleges

U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of America’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges for 2016 indicate that among high school counselors surveyed......


February 26, 2016

Chronicle of Higher Ed Lists Scripps College Among Top 15 Fulbright-Producing Colleges

Scripps College has been listed in the Chronicle of Higher Education as a Top 15 highest-producing institution of Fulbright student scholars for 2015-16. ...


February 22, 2016

Commencement 2016: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright To Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver the College’s 2016 Commencement address on May 14. “We proudly welcome Dr. Albright to Scripps College, and eagerly anticipate a glimpse of the person ‘behind the position’ that so many of us admire for her history-making role as America’s first female Secretary of State,” Amy Marcus-Newhall, interim president of Scripps College, said....


February 19, 2016

Los Angeles Times Features Scripps Presents Event with Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson engaged in a lively and pointed discussion with a near-capacity crowd of students, faculty, staff, and members of the Scripps community at a noontime Scripps Presents event on February 18....


January 29, 2016

Angela Davis Holds Scripps Students Spellbound During Scripps Presents Event

Angela Davis, a revolutionary author, scholar, and activist, speaks on radical activism at event hosted by Scripps Presents. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Imani Tate captured highlights from the talk.   Read more  ...


January 18, 2016

Chronicle of Higher Ed Notes Scripps College’s Required Diversity Courses

Scripps College is mentioned among U.S. colleges that has long required courses that address race, ethnicity, or cultural awareness in an article by a Chronicle of Higher Ed reporter who asks whether such courses can change a student's views....


December 23, 2015

Top 10 Media Mentions in 2015

Scripps College generates close to 5,000 media stories a year about its faculty, students, and alumnae. These are just 10 of the breakthrough stories that garnered significant Internet, social media, or traditional media fame for Scripps in 2015....


December 18, 2015

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Ranks Scripps College among Top 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges for 2016

Scripps College has been named #34 among the top 100 best values in liberal arts colleges in the US by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for 2016. ...


December 11, 2015

BBC.com Highlights Scripps College as One of the World’s Most Beautiful Schools

BBC.com’s Culture column highlights Scripps College among one of the world’s most beautiful schools, not a ranking as per the customary statistical sorting kind, but a paean by author Jonathan Glancey to the planet’s “most delightful places of learning” distinguished by their respective natural beauty, imaginative architecture, and inspired settings....


December 11, 2015

WalletHub Publishes Student Advice from Scripps College Financial Aid Director

WalletHub, a social media company that allows people to search for and compare financial products and other personal lifestyle decisions, features the advice that Scripps College’s Patrick Moore, director of financial aid, gives to college students about how to manage their financial health while in college. For example, a student loan–when used correctly and managed properly–can […]...


November 20, 2015

Niche.com Ranks Scripps College as #2 Best College Food in California

Niche.com's 2016 Best College Food ranking is based on meal plan costs and student reviews. ...


September 16, 2015

Huffington Post reports Scripps College meets 100 percent of students’ demonstrated financial need

Scripps College is mentioned in a Huffington Post article that lists the few dozen colleges and universities in the U.S. that help families afford the rising costs of a four-year undergraduate education by meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need. That means these schools use a combination of loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to fill […]...