newsflash90th 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 CMS Athletics History With a National Win in Track

In May, Tyra Abraham ’18 won the first national championship in the women’s 100 meters in CMS history, leading the Athenas to fifth place with 33 points at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships, the highest finish in program history. Abraham is only the second CMS woman to earn All- American honors in the 100-meter dash, and the first since 1986. She came into the championships as the top-seed, led the field in the preliminaries,
and then won the gold medal at 12.10 seconds to win by just 0.01 second.

Scripps Welcomes 11 New Tenure-Track Faculty

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined the Scripps community, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. “This is an exciting moment for the College, as new faculty contribute creative perspectives, additional fields of study, and innovative ideas from which we all can learn. This is the largest cohort of new faculty in quite some time, and their impact on our community will be positive and significant,” said Amy Marcus-Newhall, dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs. Joining Scripps in Africana studies is Maryan Soliman, PhD, University of Pennsylvania; in American studies, Wendy Cheng, PhD, University of Southern California; in economics, Nayana Bose, PhD, Vanderbilt University; in English, Tessie Prakas, PhD, Yale University; in genomics, Findley Finseth, PhD, Cornell University; in German, Kevin Vennemann, PhD, New York University; in Italian, Marino Florino, PhD, Rutgers University; in media studies, Carlin Wing, PhD, New York University; in physiology, Jenna Monroy, PhD, Northern Arizona University; in psychology, Lahnna Catalino, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and in Spanish, Gabriela Santizo Bacsan, PhD, University of California, San Diego. For more information, visit

NEW Hall Featured at Greenbuild Conference

Scripps’ NEW Hall was selected for inclusion in the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild, in the Educational Tours Program. The 2016 expo takes place in October in downtown Los Angeles. Conference attendees interested in learning about the College’s newest 110-bed residence hall, designed to LEED Gold standards, may register for a guided tour of the building and the Scripps campus.


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