Community Messages (page 2)

December 8, 2020

Spring Semester Update

Dear Scripps College Community Members, The public health environment in Los Angeles County and the nation has deteriorated significantly over the past month, with steady increases in positive cases and […]

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December 3, 2020

Board Chair Presidential Transition Message

Dear Scripps College Community Members, This week, President Lara Tiedens shared her plans to leave Scripps College effective April 15 to become the Executive Director of the Schwarzman Scholars program. […]

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November 30, 2020

An Announcement from President Tiedens

Dear Scripps Community Members, With a heavy heart, I write to inform you that this coming semester will be my last at Scripps College. I will resign as president effective […]

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November 23, 2020

Spring 2021 Update

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well and looking forward to a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Throughout this semester […]

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October 5, 2020

Scripps Planning Update

Dear Scripps College Students, As we near the midpoint of the fall semester, I am pleased to hear positive reports about the active learning and engagement underway in virtual classrooms […]

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September 4, 2020

Supporting Racial Justice and Equity

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, The recent police shootings of Jacob Blake and Dijon Kizzee, despite months of global protests calling for an end to violence against Black people, […]

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August 25, 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester

August 25, 2020 Dear Scripps College Community Members, This fall marks the beginning of an academic year like no other in the College’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many […]

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July 13, 2020

Protecting International Students

Dear Scripps College Community Members, Many of you are aware that last Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) proposed a policy change that would deny many international students access to […]

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July 8, 2020

Fall 2020 Decision from the President

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on our society, attacking the health, finances, and social fabric of individuals and families, and disproportionately […]

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June 23, 2020

Addressing Systemic Racism

Over the past several weeks, our national consciousness has been inundated with evidence of the racial violence repeatedly perpetrated against Black communities. Throughout the world, people are uniting in their call for an end to the systemic and structural racism that deprives Black people of their lives, freedom, opportunities, and human dignity.

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June 11, 2020

2020-21 Academic Calendar Announcement

As I write this message, I am painfully aware that many in our community are grappling with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and our nation’s reckoning with the […]

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May 15, 2020

Summer 2020 Community Update from the President

May 15, 2020 Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, As we close this academic year, I hope that this message finds you and your families safe and healthy. This […]

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January 22, 2020

Spring 2020 Community Update From the President

January 22, 2020 Dear Scripps College Community Members, Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus! As we begin our spring semester, I’m eager to share the following recent College […]

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January 8, 2020

Announcing the Passing of Life Trustee Gloria Holden

Life Trustee Gloria Holden passed away on December 24, 2019, at the age of 91. Gloria joined Scripps College’s Board of Trustees in 1980 and became an Emerita Trustee in […]

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August 26, 2019

Fall 2019 Welcome Letter

August 26, 2019 Dear Scripps College Community Members, As the new academic year begins, Scripps is preparing to welcome new and returning students, faculty, and staff to our College community. […]

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June 3, 2019

Community Update from the President

Commencement I enjoyed participating in the College’s 89th annual commencement ceremonies this year, joining Scripps families and friends, students, faculty, trustees, and staff in celebrating the accomplishments of our 244 […]

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May 29, 2019

Scripps College Announces Three Endowed Chairs for 2019

The Scripps College Board of Trustees has announced the appointments of Ken Gonzales-Day, professor of art, to the Fletcher Jones Chair in Art, Julia Liss, professor of history, to the […]

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January 25, 2019

Community Update from the President

Scripps College Centennial Plan As most of you know, members of the Scripps community have been engaged in developing a new strategic plan for the College. In October 2018, the […]

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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 […]

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August 24, 2018

2018 Fall Welcome from the President

The new academic year has arrived, and the campus is coming alive, with preparations for new student orientation programs and events in full swing and students, faculty, and staff returning […]

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