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Getting the Royal Treatment

Having lived in London for this past year, it's impossible to adequately convey all my feelings and responses to this wonderful city." I'll try to focus on a few highlights.

by Meg Mathies, Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Professor of Natural Sciences, emerita

Havana Daydreamin’

The single most important piece of advice I can give you about Havana is this: Go! Go now! Go before it changes! The second most important piece of advice is to leave your preconceptions at home.

by Alan Hartley, Molly Mason Jones Professor of Psychology

Not Quite a Forbidden City

Excerpts below are taken primarily from a travel diary kept by Professor Thierry Boucquey on his journey to examine potential opportunities for Scripps' Off-Campus Study Program.

by Thierry Boucquey, professor of French

Riding Out SARS in Beijing

Beijing broke out into celebrations of relief when the World Health Organization took the city off its advisory list. I, too, shared in this relief, having been here throughout this epidemic. These three months have had moments of nervousness as well as unusual experiences.

by Ginny Stibbs Anami '66

Tallinn Tales

The medieval town of Tallinn is right on the Baltic Sea, which is very cold. The country is covered with forests, but the highest spot is less than 1,000 feet, so don't plan either a tropical or an alpine adventure. There are nature preserves all over the country, and parks and forests in and around Tallinn.

by Patricia Dillon, Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Professor in Contemporary European Studies and Professor of Economics

The “Blue Voyage” on Turkey’s Riviera

I spend quite a bit of my year overseas-usually about two months-and most of it is work, not fun. But I would like to share one trip that is my all-time favorite-maybe because there's no way to turn this one into research, no writing, no heavy reading. Only relaxation. This is what the Turks call Mavi Yolculuk-the Blue Voyage.

by Donald Crane, professor of political science in international studies

The Road Much Less Traveled

For a step back into the 17th century and a memorable change of pace, I enthusiastically suggest a jaunt to the Island of Sark. Located some 80 miles off the southern coast of England and but a few hours boat ride from France, Sark is the smallest of the four main Channel Islands, which also include Guernsey, Alderney, and Jersey.

by Eric T. Haskell, professor of French

Browsing Room

An Uncommon Woman: Elizabeth Hubert Malott ‘53, Scripps College Trustee

Elizabeth Hubert Malott '53, known as "Ibby" to her many friends, succumbed to kidney cancer at her home in Kenilworth, Illinois, on May 18, 2003. In the week preceeding her death, she celebrated a Mother's Day brunch with her family and spoke by phone to friends and classmates, who reported her to be in good spirits.

Camp Scripps

Without the formality of a reunion, Camp Scripps allows alumnae of all years to connect, relax, and, most of all, have fun. Campers talk about everything-from flower pressing to "Whatever happened to so-and-so?" to what's going on in their lives today.

Caps, Gowns, and a Word or Two about the “Real” World

Following are excerpts from Commencement speeches.

Crossing the Finish Line: Profiles of Confidence, Courage, and Hope

Hannah Turiansky, who completed a double major in history and studio art, is a woman who has turned what most would consider a disability into the inspiration for a meaningful and extraordinary message.

Distinguished Alumna Alison Saar ‘78

At reunion convocation, renowned sculptor Alison Saar '78 received the 2003 Distinguished Alumna Award. Saar, whose work is displayed in prominent galleries and exhibition spaces nationally, is known for her exceptional capacity to create provocative sculptural tapestries that weave together American, African, and African-American artistic traditions.

Expanded Cloisonne Collection Set for Fall Exhibit

Mrs. Dorthy Adler Routh was once described as the owner of one of the largest private collections in the United States of enameled bronze objects. In 1973, she generously chose to donate part of that collection to Scripps College, due, in part, to her friendship and collaboration with Rick Petterson, a Scripps art professor, who had assisted in the creation of an illustrated catalogue of her collection in 1975.

Scripps to Share in $2.5 Million Faculty-Focused Grant

Scripps college has been named by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to share in a single, four-year, $2.5 million grant to support faculty career enhancement.

Summer Academy Successfully Graduates First Class

The first session of the Scripps College Summer Academy was, in the words of one student, "an experience we'll never forget."

by Allison Ryan '05

Post Scripps

Greeting from where the Corn Grows Tall

Yes, I am in Iowa. How could this be, you might ask-a girl from San Diego, California, who at Scripps bemoaned the smell of the cows of Chino? The explanation is simple: I am working on Dick Gephardt's campaign for the first-in the-nation presidential caucus on January 19, 2004.

by Leslie Martes '02