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Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code

 

“ Bravery, not perfection, was the key that unlocked all the doors I’ve walked through.” 

—Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code

SEEN AND HEARD AT SCRIPPS

On Saturday, May 13, Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani delivered the address at Scripps’ 87th commencement exercises. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology by equipping young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

SCRIPPS COLLEGE ACADEMY CELEBRATES 15 YEARS

In June, Scripps College Academy (SCA) marked its 15th anniversary by bringing current and former scholars, staff, and faculty together for a daylong celebration. Since 2002, SCA has grown from a precollege summer program into an intensive, year-round curriculum for high school girls who have limited resources and are seeking to become the first generation in their families to attend college. Learn more about this impressive program by visiting scrippscollege.edu/academy.

NEW HALL HONORED WITH “EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN” AWARD

The City of Claremont recognized Scripps College for the design of its NEW Hall residence. City officials presented Scripps with a 2017 Excellence in Design award for New Construction at a public award presentation on June 14. NEW Hall was lauded for linking the present with the past, with state-of-the-art sustainability features integrated into the Mediterranean-style architecture for which Scripps is known.

CLASS OF 2017 IS AWARDWINNING

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awarded grants to four members of the Class of 2017—Christine Gao, Abigail MacCumber, Rachel Miller-Haughton, and Maya Salas—to participate in English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs abroad. Fulbright also awarded a research grant in environmental studies to Tricia Light ’17. (Leah Hughes ’15 was awarded a Fulbright ETA to the Slovak Republic, bringing the Scripps participation to six fellows for the coming year.) In addition, Meril Tomy ’17 received a Davis Projects for Peace grant for a program she designed to bring free mental health resources to patients in Orange County, and Julia Thomas ’17 received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to explore citizen journalism in India, South Africa, Spain, and Ecuador.

WORK BY KEN GONZALES-DAY FEATURED IN PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

The Getty Foundation launched its Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative this fall, which explores traditions in Latinx and Latin American art through more than 70 exhibitions in Southern California, including at Scripps’ Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. Work by Scripps Professor of Art Ken Gonzales- Day is featured in four of the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions, at the Skirball Cultural Center and the Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Gallery in Los Angeles, Chapman University Art Collections in Orange, and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in Lancaster.

Millard Sheets’s 1961 Scottish Rite Masonic Temple

Millard Sheets’s 1961 Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Los Angeles now houses the Marciano Art Foundation. Sheets, a celebrated artist and architect, was a professor of art at Scripps from 1932 until 1955.

MILLARD SHEETS BUILDING REOPENS AS ART FOUNDATION

Millard Sheets, renowned artist and professor of art at Scripps from 1932 to 1955, also designed many buildings across Southern California. This summer, the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Los Angeles, designed by Sheets and completed in 1961, reopened as the Marciano Art Foundation. The museum houses the art collection of Guess apparel company co-founders Maurice and Paul Marciano and includes three Sheets murals original to the building.

 

 

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