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Tiernan Field House


A New Dream Begins

The New York Times Bestseller list, a review on NPR, and Oprah's Book Club are the stuff of writers' dreams. Readers, and most aspiring authors, have no idea how distant these goals are from the ordinary world or what it takes to get there. Children's author Bonny Bulmer Becker '72 knows the journey by heart.

by Nancy Stidham Boutin '79

Nancy Neighbor Russel ‘53: Fearless and Craceful Conservationist 1932-2008

Russell, a homemaker who mounted one of the nation's fiercest and most successful conservation battles while working to protect the Columbia River Gorge from indiscriminate development, died at home September 19, 2008. She was 76.

by Katy Muldoon, The Oregonian, Sunday, September 21, 2008

Alumnae Speak

A Scripps Woman Can Do Anything

In the early 1950s, it wasn't unusual for a Scripps woman to marry her beau in the Memorial Garden a few days after graduation, or perhaps hold a job for a year or two and then marry the boy next door. Evie Herz Richmond '51 followed the pattern.

On Capitol Hill, Phipps leads LGBT community

Georgetown University Law student Kelsey Phipps '01 says her sexual orientation inspired her to pursue a career in public service.

Should we be a Colorblind Society?

Since Tuesday's momentous occasion, I've heard some proclaim that we have finally achieved the colorblind society Dr. King so wanted for our country. However, did Dr. King truly have colorblindness as his ultimate goal for the United States?

by Allison V. Thompkins '01

Post Scripps


The physical experience of walking through an Israeli checkpoint was a trauma that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

by Jessica Heaton '01

Editor's Page

Our Secret Weapon

We learn much more from our students than they learn from us — and that's why we keep them around as much as possible. Plus, they're so much fun. They range from first years to seniors, each working between two and eight hours a week so that we rarely have more than one or two in the office at the same time.

by Mary Shipp Bartlett

Browsing Room

$5.7 Million Gift Supports Scholarships

An anonymous donor has committed to providing $1.9 million a year for the next three years in support of the successful James E. Scripps Scholars Program. "Without question, this is the single largest gift in support of scholarship in the College's history," said Interim President Fritz Weis.

At last – a Field House of our own!

The dedication of the Sallie Tiernan Field House, on Saturday, October 4, was a day of celebration — both of the completion of the long-awaited and greatly appreciated new recreation and fitness center on campus — and of the woman whose name it bears.

College Honors Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ‘72

Scripps paid tribute to trustee and alumna Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72, on October 3, 2008, with the Ellen Browning Scripps Society Award, given on an occasional basis to an individual who most exemplifies the devotion and dedication of the founder of the College. At a dinner in Los Angeles that included members of the society, trustees, […]

Hidden costs of education offset by student action

This past September, SAS, led by senior Fatima Elkabti, voted unanimously to establish a SAS Book Fund Endowment through a donation of $40,000 to the College. The endowment was established with funds remaining in the SAS activities account at the end of last year and from individual donations.

Outside the Box

Welcome to the world of Without a Box, the 5-College improvisational group. Formed in 1987, the troupe puts on several shows a month to packed audiences, including popular events during Parents Weekend and Spend a Day in Our Shoes. And for the first time in years, a Scripps student is a member.

by Matt Hutaff

PhotoBooth Reveals Community at Scripps

When we say "the Scripps community," what do we mean? Who are we, anyway? A 40-foot wall of photos in front of Malott Commons gives answers: We are a wide mix of women and men, young and old, student and teacher and worker, who are thoughtful, fun-loving, pensive, outrageous, creative, and, ultimately, fascinating.

Scripps Students Make Marmalade from Fallen Fruit on Campus

Last spring, India Mullady '11 enrolled in a Core II course on global food production. Today, with a new perspective on food and its impact around the world, she leads a drive to harvest the fruit growing on trees on campus. The goal is to make and sell marmalade, and, in so doing, inspire deeper thinking about food among students, faculty, and staff.

The Real America

Now that McCain has conceded — "graciously" the TV says — and Obama has won, everything seems different, and I wonder along with the talking heads: How different will things be? Different how?

by Marc Golub, assistant professor of politics and international relations

Thrilled to be at Scripps

Things are in full swing at the Sallie Tiernan Field House (TFH) just months after opening its doors to the Scripps community. Attendance is through the roof, fitness classes are a hit, and new programs in the wings make for a very promising and healthy year ahead.

by Whitney Eriksen '09

Who won on November 4?

When the news came in that Barack Obama had won the presidency, much of the world rejoiced, we rejoiced. But while millions upon millions of people were in tears, screaming, and jumping for joy, there were many others who had little to celebrate.

by Kelsey Tanaka '09, Chantal Coudoux, and Ashley Franklin '09