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Letter From the President

Letter From the President

Whether you are a political insider or an interested onlooker, the 2016 presidential election has undoubtedly captured your attention at some point over the past six months, and even the most disinterested voters will likely tune in as the campaigns sprint toward the climax in November. Regardless of your view of the current state of […]

News Flash


90th Anniversary Celebration Scripps will celebrate its 90th anniversary this academic year by acknowledging the collective contributions, achievements, and impact of our students, faculty, staff, alumnae, parents, and friends throughout the College’s history. Over the course of the year, Scripps will sponsor various activities to engage the community in recognizing this historic milestone. Tyra Abraham ’18 Makes […]

Browsing Room

Trustee News

On June 30, Barbara Bice and Roger Engemann P’93, P’96 ended their service to the Scripps College Board of Trustees. Barbara Bice Barbara Bice was a trustee for 13 years, from 2003 to 2016. She and her husband, Scott Bice, are generous benefactors to Scripps who have supported student internships, the Bice Fund for Faculty-Student Social Interchange, and […]

Focus on the Faculty

Myriam J. A. Chancy

By Marie Condron There is a tree called the flamboyant. Its blooms resemble that of an orchid; four scarlet petals frame a central petal streaked white, yellow, and red. The tree’s branches reach far and wide, and when its flame-colored flowers bloom, they cover the canopy, creating a stunning riot of color. A native of Madagascar, […]

Community at Its Center

Community at Its Center: Scripps’ New Core I Theme

By Marie Condron The Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, one of the hallmarks of the Scripps education, is a set of three courses that looks at the relationships between the historical production of knowledge and contemporary issues and debates. This year, Core I, the first of these courses and a common curricular experience for all Scripps […]

Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable: Poppy MacDonald ’97 and Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson on the 2016 election

For the Election Issue, we asked Capitol Hill insider Poppy MacDonald ’97 and Scripps Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson to share some of their observations about the recent election cycle. Photojournalist Ilana Panich-Linsman ’06 contributed images from her coverage of the election for The New York Times. MacDonald is the president of POLITICO USA, […]

Electing to Act

Electing to Act

How Scripps alumnae and students are shaping the issues that matter to voters By Amy Derbedrosian The heat of a political campaign season brings lots of talk. But for many Scripps alumnae and students, the issues confronting the country call for action as well as thoughtful discussion. Scripps women who are passionate about tackling today’s […]

Think Students Are a Tough Crowd? Try Voters

Think Students Are a Tough Crowd? Try Voters

Associate Professor of Economics Sean Flynn’s campaign for Congress By Joshua Kamensky A campaign car should be totally nondescript, so that nobody attending an event will ever be able to remember what car the candidate drove up in,” says Sean Flynn as he walks toward a white Honda, made in the U.S.A. and appropriately tame. Flynn, 43 years […]

Dispatches from the DNC

Dispatches from the DNC

An alumna delegate for Hillary Clinton reports from the convention floor By Amy Drayer ’99 In Colorado, the process for becoming a national convention delegate is straightforward, but not necessarily easy. I campaigned to stand for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia at the precinct, county, and Congressional district levels, putting years of campaign training into practice […]

Alumnae News

From the Alumnae Association President Kendra Armer ’93

Change has been in the air at Scripps over this past summer. In mid-May, the Alumnae Association welcomed the Class of 2016 to our ranks, and in August the Class of 2020 arrived on campus. We also welcomed Lara Tiedens to Scripps as our ninth president, just in time to celebrate the College’s 90th year. […]


Lindsay Lennox ’01 (Wheat Ridge, Colorado) My wife, Michelle, and I were married in April 2014. We took a road trip to the Santa Fe courthouse at seven months pregnant, since at that time same-sex marriage wasn’t recognized in Colorado. We welcomed a baby boy, Simon, in October 2015. He joined big brother, Benjamin (one), and big […]

Births and Adoptions

Rebecca Eacret Kaplan ’99 (Los Angeles) Our son, Jonathan George, was born on June 2, 2016. He has joined big brother, Zachary, and happy parents at home. Christina Coggins ’05 (Costa Mesa, California) Long overdue! I had my second son, Chase Miller, June 14, 2014, and my daughter, Alice Christina, was born January 23, 2016. Karen Trevizo-Diaz ’09 (Riverside, […]

Barbara Bruner ’76 Reflects on Her Service as an Alumna Trustee

Since 2011, Barbara Bruner ’76 has served as an Alumna Trustee, representing alumnae with her voice and her vote at Scripps College Board of Trustees meetings. Bruner has served on the Building and Grounds, Student Affairs, and Presidential Search Committees as well as the Board Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity, which she co-chairs. She is also the […]

From the Scripps Association of Families and Parent Leadership Council Co-chairs Cheryl and David Scheidemantle P’17

As children, we were taught that religion and politics were taboo for genteel discourse because of the controversy they engender. As adults, we realize that controversy is unavoidable, particularly at a vibrant academic institution such as Scripps, where we and our students learn to embrace controversy as a high manifestation of critical thinking. Having in […]