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From the President
The theme of this issue of Scripps Magazine has me thinking about when I became a mother, and the demanding days and nights juggling three children and working toward my career in higher education.
by President Lori Bettison-Varga
|Her “Many Gifts” Returned Fourfold
The importance of family is a recurring theme in the life of Barbara Bettison, mother of Scripps College President Lori Bettison-Varga.
Right after giving birth to her son, Liam, last April, Jennifer Reyes thought, "What have I done?"
|Just Get it Done
Don't be fooled by the big smile, wavy blonde hair, and charming manner. Melinda Jo Sanchez is one tough lady.
In the office of Career Planning & Research, Julie Boone Elliott shows Scripps women there is more than one way to balance marriage and family and a career.
|Prescription for Success: Multitask!
Nancy Boutin's younger daughter, Mallory, says it is impossible for her mother to do just one thing at a time.
|The Motherhood Mystique is Alive and Well
Illuminating new research by Scripps Professors Judith LeMaster and Amy Marcus-Newhall and Cal Poly Professor Bettina Casad.
|The Power of Positive Living
Through all of her difficulties, Maria has kept a positive attitude. "I tell my girls [at Scripps], 'When times are hard, always look for the positive. Know that something better is waiting for you.'"
|The Psychology of Work and Family
Scripps College students seek solutions to problems that have dogged women for generations.
by Mary Shipp Bartlett
|By the Numbers
What counts most to 14 current Scripps seniors? Academically, it all adds up to mathematics - their major of choice.
|Everything Old is New Again
The walk from Clark Hall to Malott Commons became a stroll down memory lane in 2009 thanks to restoration efforts honoring the historic nature of Scripps College's landscape and architecture.
by Matt Hutaff
|The Genius of Women in Science
Each year, Scripps College undergraduates in the Joint Science Department participate in important publishable research in collaboration with faculty.
|The Sweet Smell of Social Activism
Scripps College may be known for its quiet campus, but its social voice is anything but silent.
by Michelle No '12
|Up Close and Personal with New Faculty
This fall, Scripps College welcomed 10 dynamic and accomplished scholars-teachers to open positions on the faculty. Student photographer-reporter Alexis Vaughn '10 asked them to comment on their experiences so far — and photographed several at their favorite spots on campus.
by Alexis Vaughn '10
|The Non-Paid Working Mom
People regularly assume many things about my lifestyle, interest, and intelligence because I don't draw a salary. They can't fathom why I wouldn't want to get paid for my work or think of me as somehow short changing myself or endangering my future economically.
by Mary Waite Garvey '93
|“My Ever Present Past”
I wanted compromise between the way I had been raised and what I knew was possible - and found this hard to come by.
by Mary Shipp Bartlett