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10 Reasons Why I Love Scripps College: Transcription of Speech from Reunion

Dr. Kathleen Brogan Schwarz '64, winner of the 2006 Distinguished Alumna Award and renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, spoke to reunion classes on April 29. Her insightful and moving words delighted the audience in Balch Auditorium. By popular demand, we bring them to you in their entirety.

by Dr. Kathleen Brogan Scwarz '64

Brown Goo and the Avian Flu

If someone had told Margaret Scheuermann '08 that her scientific research at Scripps College would include climbing ladders, picking prickly sweetgum balls off campus trees, and holding a blow dryer on a dripping solution for half an hour, she wouldn't have batted an eye. She says she's always wanted to be a scientist, and such work comes with the territory.

by Kristina Brooks

Mystery in the Garden

Every day a fresh flower appears in the clasped hands of the Madonna, the Della Robbia-style sculpture that graces the wall outside the oratory of the Margaret Fowler Garden. For years, Judy Harvey Sahak '64, the Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, tried to solve the mystery of who replenishes the flower that has appeared in photos of the garden taken from 1934 to the present. No one has ever claimed responsibility for the job, nor has anyone been spotted in the act.

by Catherine Pyke '79

The New Activists

Inspired by classroom ideas and intellectual debate, Scripps students today practice a different kind of activism than the anti-establishment protestors and college activists of the past. What are they doing and what's making the difference at Scripps?

by Kristina Brooks


A Valentine for New Orleans

Inspired by her Spring Break trip to New Orleans, Mary Rose Go '08 created the 5-College Student Solidarity Committee and organized a summer trip for eight Claremont students to volunteer. On her last night in New Orleans, she decided to take a friend from Pomona College to a jazz gig.

by Mary Rose Go

Q & A with Tom Kim

We sit down to discuss North Korea with Thomas Kim, Scripps assistant professor of politics and international relations, and the director of the Korea Policy Institute, an educational and policy think tank in Los Angeles that promotes a pragmatic U.S. policy toward Korea.

by Kristina Brooks

Post Scripps

Campus Goes Nuts for Squirrels

I feel a special connection to the Scripps stuffed squirrels when I reflect on my time at Scripps, because their unexpected success has mirrored my own.

by Emily Walker '07

Unexpected Connections

For current Scripps students, the moral of the story is: don't dread writing your thesis; you never know what might come of it!

by Megan Harris '03

Alumnae Speak

Admissions Redux

Ten years after I applied to Scripps, I find myself crossing paths with the office of admission again. I must have been fascinated by the admissions process because, soon after I started my first semester at Scripps, I returned to the very same office where I had interviewed to work as a student assistant. Today, as an off-campus alumna interviewer, I happily discover myself involved in that process once again.

by Devon Nunes '01

Browsing Room

College Mourns Distinguished Professor

Michael Harper, professor of English and expert on British Literature, died July 3 at his Los Angeles home after a brief illness.

Early Childhood Ed Expert Inspired Many

Molly Mason Jones, professor emerita of psychology at Scripps College, died in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on May 25. She was 94.

Explosive Learning

The Nevada Test Site tour was "a very tightly controlled experience," says Rachel Kirby '06. "We were told that if we left the tour area, helicopters would be there in five minutes to find us."

by Kristina Brooks

Former Samurai Depicts Life in 19th Century Japan

The beautifully executed and detailed work of Chikanobu, one of the most prolific artists of the Meiji Period (1868-1912), will be on display at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps from September 1 through October 22. All the prints in the exhibition, curated by Professor Bruce Coats, are from the Scripps College collections. Coats is also author of the book that will serve as the exhibition's catalogue.

Kudos to Award Recipients

The classes of 2006 and 2007 celebrate recipients of Fulbright, Rotary, Goldwater, and Watson scholarships and fellowships.

Scripps Students Show the Write Stuff

In its inaugural year, the Pitzer Prize for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry drew more than 125 submissions from students of the five Claremont Colleges, and Scripps students captured first place awards in both fiction and nonfiction.

Editor's Page

Don’t take yourself so damn seriously

Take your medicine and keep laughing. And outrageous boots help you from taking yourself too seriously.