Scripps In Short

The new Performing Arts Center continues to receive rave reviews for its superb design and reconstruction, as the City of Claremont honored Scripps this spring with a 2003 Architectural Commission Excellence in Design Award for the new center.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College has been awarded three J. Paul Getty Multicultural Summer Internships from the Getty Grant Program. Numerous institutions, visual arts organizations, and museums apply for these grants-sponsored internships, but only a few are handed out each year. Individual internship application and selection is handled at the institutional level.

Students selected into this summer’s Williamson Gallery program are: Meagan Smith ’06, Kelvin Sun (PO’07), and Shannon Scovell (PO’05); they are also joined by Wilson intern Caitlin Silberman ’06.

The Williamson Gallery also received a Museum Loan Network grant this spring to survey its outstanding contemporary West Coast ceramic collection. The goal is to identify objects for long-term loan through the Network and give prospective borrowers a fuller picture of the vitality of postwar ceramics in Southern California.

Eight of the 20 students receiving honors from the Joint Science Program this year are from Scripps. In addition, 18 of the 20 students are women. While this is not a new phenomenon here, it certainly represents an enormous change from 20 or 30 years ago.

Graduating seniors who received honors in the field of science are: Irene Frank (chemistry); Heidi Laipply (biology); Jessica Maryott (neuroscience); Alissa Mooney (biology); Shawna Myers (primatology); Annika Noreen (biology); Miranda Santiago (biology); and Rosalynn Su (biology-chemistry).