Scripps celebrates opening of NEW Hall with official dedication
On October 7, 2016, Scripps celebrated the dedication of its 10th residence hall, NEW Hall. The festivities included self-guided tours of the Mediterranean-style building, which is designed to LEED Gold standards and houses 110 students.
Public Affairs Program celebrates 10 years
The Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program marked its 10th anniversary on November 17, 2016, hosting a conversation between conservative political commentator Norman Ornstein and Scripps Associate Professor of Economics Sean Flynn. Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, brought his extensive knowledge of the electoral process, congressional politics, and campaign finance reform to campus. The timing of the program—just one week after the election of Donald Trump as president—presented a unique opportunity to reflect on the political landscape.
Mellon grant supports center for teaching and learning
The Claremont University Consortium received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Teaching and Learning to help faculty members enhance their teaching through programming, consultation services, and support programs. The center will be the first major collaborative initiative on teaching and learning across the Claremont Colleges and will work with the Academic Deans Committee to share knowledge and offer programs and services, including workshops, seminars, and institutes. Scripps will serve as lead college for this effort, with Amy Marcus-Newhall, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Scripps, serving as lead dean.
Department of Justice awards grant to address sexual violence at the Claremont College
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women recently announced that the Claremont Colleges will receive a grant totaling $749,998 to help students who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The DOJ award will strengthen existing resources and fund new programming and support services delivered by the EmPOWER Center, established in 2015 as a resource for violence prevention, education, and support. The funding will benefit students from all seven of the Claremont Colleges.
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