Don’t Read This

by Mary Shipp Bartlett

Rather, go straight to the heart of this magazine. Don’t miss:

  • Ilana Panich-Linsman’s photo essay on two Muslim sisters at Scripps. Her senior project seeks to document and demystify their lives as Arab-American, Muslim-American women and promote understanding both here in Claremont and abroad.
  • Profiles on amazing alumnae: from Ellen Clark Revelle’s unique perspective on Scripps to Carla Webster’s peacekeeping work in Kosovo to Sandra (Fettes) Wood’s fascinating career as a Cher impersonator. Plus many more.
  • Alumnae Speak. Once again, some of our best writing is often done by alumnae, this time on the trials, tribulations, and joys of working with other women. For the next Alumnae Speak, we’ll be asking you to write about your favorite professor at Scripps— see page 29 for details.

And that’s just a start.

I don’t need to urge you toward the most popular section of the magazine, Class Notes. I do encourage you to write back to the College and to the editors of this magazine. Let us hear about your activities and interests (send to, your ideas and suggestions to help inform and guide Scripps’ latest strategic planning efforts as outlined on page 4 (send to president@, and your comments on the magazine’s direction and contents (send to Also, if you have story ideas, we’d love to hear them.