headerThe mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

Letter From the President

Letter From the President

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary offers three definitions of the word “community”: 1) a unified body of individuals; 2) society at large; and 3) joint ownership or participation. Over the past several months, I’ve learned that each of these definitions confirms that Scripps College is synonymous with the notion of community and that our strong community is […]

News Flash


Scripps celebrates opening of NEW Hall with official dedication On October 7, 2016, Scripps celebrated the dedication of its 10th residence hall, NEW Hall. The festivities included self-guided tours of the Mediterranean-style building, which is designed to LEED Gold standards and houses 110 students. Public Affairs Program celebrates 10 years The Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public […]

Browsing Room

Hitting the Ground Running

In early November 2016, following a competitive search, Adrienne Walsh Gibson ’02 was named executive director for Alumnae and Parent Engagement and The Scripps Fund. As such, she is the College’s chief Alumnae Relations staff member. She assumed her new role on December 1. Gibson graduated from Scripps with a degree in arts management and […]

Focus on the Faculty

Carlin Wing, Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Carlin Wing’s office in Baxter Hall is neat and spare, with a computer, a single bookshelf, and a desk. Wing, assistant professor of media studies, is one of 11 new tenure-track faculty who joined the College last fall, and she is the first full-time tenure-track professor in Scripps’ media studies program. From her seemingly staid […]

From the Archives

The Max Yavno Photograph Collection at Scripps

In 1950, Los Angeles Times columnist Lee Shippey and acclaimed street photographer Max Yavno published The Los Angeles Book, a portrait of the city in words and images, with chapters on history, industry, architecture, culture, and, of course, traffic. The chapter on education opens with a picture of a scene no doubt familiar to all […]

by Elizabeth Hamilton, with photographs by Max Yavno taken at Scripps College, c. 1945–50

Building Community Through ConverActions

Building Community Through ConverActions

For Shanisha Coram ’17, the essence of the new ConverActions series at Scripps is best summed up by the story of the crooked room, as described by Melissa Harris-Perry at her September 8 talk on the Scripps Presents stage and in her book Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. In the provocative […]

by Marie Condron

Forever Scripps

Forever Scripps

A day at Disneyland. A commitment to diversity. A “camp” on campus. Friendships formed in a shared suite. Parenthood. A common class year. Many different things bring Scripps alumnae together. But there is also a common thread: These women feel an affinity for each other that transcends generations and geography. “There’s something about Scripps that […]

by Amy DerBedrosian, Illustrations by David Robinson

Many Voices, a Common Goal

Many Voices, a Common Goal

In 1926, Ellen Browning Scripps founded Scripps College with the aim of educating women for lives of commitment and engagement, a practice the newspaper publisher and philanthropist fully embodied. Today, that commitment to fostering engagement is nowhere more evident than in Scripps’ tradition of allowing its students to serve as voting members on many of […]

by Lori L. Ferguson

Alumnae News

From the Alumnae Association President Kendra Armer ’93

What communities were you a part of at Scripps? Have you maintained those connections since graduating, or have they changed? My deepest connections were formed during my first year in Dorsey Hall, and those friendships continue today. I added to those connections through the classes I took and the residence halls I lived in, and […]

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

As parents, we have found ourselves part of the communities to which our students, led by their own passions and interests, have affiliated themselves. When our students were younger, community arose through the local schools our students attended, their artistic and musical endeavors, and their chosen sports. Because our students’ pursuits were close to home, […]


I had graduated from Beverly Hills High School. A movie director at one of my parents’ parties, Gregory Ratoff, a friend of the family, saw me perform a Russian dance, which I often did to entertain the guests. He offered to arrange a screen test at Fox Studios. I was thrilled. The test went well, […]

by Natasha Josefowitz '48