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National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, White House, Washington DC


CORE: The Soul of Scripps College

The Core Curriculum at Scripps College is required for first-year students. But it's so much more than simply a sequence of three classes... it's a mind-opening experience that will color the rest of your years at Scripps.

by Mary Shipp Bartlett

Dynamic Trio

Scripps' Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence, now in its fourth year, brings three sciences together for inspiration and innovation.

by Anne Manicke '13

Going Further

The interdisciplinary investigations begun in Core I continue - with sharper focus and in an array of course offerings - in Core II. The aim of Core II courses, often team-taught, is to challenge students and faculty to apply interdisciplinary methods to questions that require such an approach.

by Mary Shipp Bartlett

Once More, With Feeling

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Roberto Andreoni

by Ariel Bloomer '13

What is Happiness?

A new Core III class explores one of humanity's enduring questions.

by Ariel Bloomer '13

Women and Religion in Greco-Roman Antiquity: Tying it Together

Religious Studies professor Andrew Jacobs' "Women and Religion in Greco- Roman Antiquity (Religious Studies 170)," explores questions about virginity and martyrdom in Christianity, the role of women in Greek and Roman life, the authority of Jewish women within their communities, even the idea of "magic."

by Ariel Bloomer '13

Alumnae Speak

A path less traveled

"Raising my children is and was the primary reason I stayed at home with them after their father died. There were six of them from one to eleven years old, and having lost their father, I believed they didn't need to lose their mother to a job as well."

by Nancy Marr Eckel '57

Choice takes a backseat to chance

"I realize my Scripps experience has always been with me, giving me the strength to continue on, the courage to believe in myself, and the ability to make the best decisions for myself and my family."

by Susan McCormack Metcalf '97

Choices? Just do it!

"I wonder if the less one worries about stuff and just does it, the easier life gets. I didn't really make choices, the choices fell into my lap."

by Astrid Jansa Gallagher '57

Elizabeth Turk ’83 Wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

Sculptor Elizabeth Turk '83 is one of 22 Americans to receive the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for 2010. The fellowship, often called the "Genius Award," is given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to exceptionally creative individuals as "an investment in a person's originality, insight, and potential."

Enjoying the gray in life

"My education at Scripps taught me to enjoy the gray in life. There are no absolute answers in motherhood. One has to make one's own choices, and at different times, one will choose accordingly."

by Michelle Tung Kwok '98

Living best of both worlds

"Looking back on the decisions that have lead me to where I am today, I feel lucky because I didn't get around to having children in the most straightforward way."

by Frances Frey '01

Post Scripps

Brains in Spain

This past June, I found myself surrounded by hundreds of strangers, listening to a keynote lecture at the 2010 Human Brain Mapping Conference in Barcelona. It reminded me of my first Core lecture, in Garrison Theater, with classmates I was yet to know. In a sense, it was my early experiences at Scripps College, including Core, that set me along a path that brought me to Barcelona.

by Laura Loesch '09

Browsing Room

Fall 2010 Faculty News

Scripps College faculty have had a productive few months.

Former Board Chair Jim Weinberg Dies at 87

Sidney J. (Jim) Weinberg, Jr., former chairman of the Scripps College Board of Trustees, beloved friend of the College, and senior director of the Goldman Sachs Group, died October 4, 2010, of prostate cancer, in Marion, Massachusetts. He was 87.

by Shane Zackery '14

Historic Gift

As Denison Library continues to play an important role in the academic life of the College, we take a look at its rich early history.

Looking Inside a 560-Year-Old-Patient

On April 23, 2010, the oldest patient ever to be admitted to the Pomona Valley Imaging Center arrived for a CAT scan. He was in critical condition. While the patient was conveyed through the CAT scan instrument, five of us, his good friends and caretakers, waited anxiously to see the results. Patients name: St. Michael. Occupation: Saint and angel, weigher of souls. Age: approximately 560 years.

by McKenzie Floyd '12

Meet the Press

KC Mautner '12 and Vritti Goel '12 may study international relations and biochemistry, respectively, but that doesn't stop them from knowing a good news story when they see it.

by Matt Hutaff

New Fall 2010 Trustees

Four new members join the Scripps College Board of Trustees in 2010.

NSF Grant Expands Brain Research Options for Scripps Students

The NSF has awarded Scripps College $411,008 to create a state-of-the-art laboratory for student-faculty research on human cognitive functioning using high-density electroencephalography (EEG) to explore brain activity. The laboratory will be housed at Scripps College and shared by psychology faculty and students from Claremont McKenna and Pitzer Colleges.

by Anne Manicke '13

Scripps College receives national award for Scripps College Academy

Scripps College Dean of Faculty Amy Marcus-Newhall and Raemi Thomas, a junior at New Millennium Secondary School in Carson, Calif., had flown to Washington, DC, to accept the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award — the highest recognition for youth-oriented programs. They were to receive it in a special ceremony with Michelle Obama in the White House on October 20.

by Laura Nolan '11

Student Choice

Scripps College students voted Winston Ou, assistant professor in mathematics, their Student Choice Professor of the Year for 2010, making him the third recipient in the history of the award.

Three Women Take Top Leadership Roles

This summer brought major changes in leadership at the vice-presidential level of the College, as posts in the faculty, student, and philanthropic arenas were filled.

Welcome, Professors!

This fall, Scripps College welcomes seven vibrant and gifted scholars-professors who have filled tenure-track positions on the faculty.

by Shane Zackery '14

Editor's Page

What happens at Scripps…

This issue is filled with examples of interdisciplinarity. From the enormously successful Scripps College Academy to the three-semester offerings of Core to the Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence, the exposure to multiple disciplines and a careful study of how they interact is essential to the Scripps College experience.