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The 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.

Message from the President

Message from the President

At Scripps, performing arts events not only enliven the campus, they also underscore our approach to teaching and learning.

Focus on the Faculty

Mark Golub: Associate Professor of Politics

If you want to ruffle feathers, question a longstanding maxim. If you want to shake down an entire ideology that spans both time and political divides, have the maxim be about race, and argue that even the best of intentions—coming from both sides of the political spectrum have actually done more harm than good.

Browsing Room

Liz Levitt Hirsch ’74 Honored by Liberty Hill Foundation

On Thursday, April 19, alongside civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, Liberty Hill Foundation of Los Angeles honored Liz Levitt Hirsch ’74 at its annual benefit, the Upton Sinclair Awards. Since 1976, the progressive advocacy organization has been a national leader in funding policy initiatives, launching social change movements, and developing community leaders. Hirsch was […]


JOINT MUSIC PROGRAM CHOIRS REUNION Calling all alums of the Joint Music Program Concert Choir and Chamber Choir: You are invited back to Scripps on September 29 for a singing reunion! Emeritus professors John Lilley and Michael Lamkin, former director Anna DeMichele, and current director Charles Kamm will lead a day of rehearsals for past […]

The Scripps Dance Center: Dreaming of Possibilities

What if… … we had a dance space where students could maximize their artistry and stage a revolutionary take on the Nutcracker? … we had the technology to livestream cross-cultural experiences through movement with social justice organizations from Los Angeles to Beijing? … we had interactive studios where students and faculty could animate their research […]


An Unlimited Engagement: Students Take the Spotlight in These Performing Arts Clubs

CLAREMONT COLLEGES SHOGO TAIKO Since 2003, this CLORG has brought Taiko, a Japanese art form combining full-body movement and drumming, to the Claremont community. Members started out using taped-over five gallon buckets, but in 2007 they embarked on a two-year process of making their own drums from wine barrels and rawhide. “I grew up in […]

by Anyi Wong-Lifton ’18

At the Crossroads: Dwandalyn Reece ’85 on Chronicling the History of African American Music and Performance

A century in the making, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) became the newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution in 2016. Located on the National Mall, it has northerly views of the White House and is flanked by the Washington Monument and the American History Museum, situating it both physically […]

by Rachel Morrison

Common Ground: Students, Faculty, and Visiting Artists Embrace New Disciplines in ArtSmooch

What might a hybrid concert/dance recital/art exhibition/poetry reading look like? This was the question that Rachel Vetter Huang, Scripps adjunct professor in music, asked her peers and students as they worked together to create this year’s Family Weekend performance, ArtSmooch. On February 17, Huang and a group of nearly 30 students, professors, and visiting artists […]

by Morgan Albrecht

Rebuilding the Kingdom of Wonder: Art as a Form of Healing in Post-Genocidal Cambodian Culture

In 1992, the New York Times profiled Kieng Kun Phary, a 25-year-old sculptor who, along with other Cambodian craftsmen and artisans, was part of an effort to re-create 1,500 years of Buddhist art that had been destroyed two decades earlier by the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s brutal communist regime led by the autocratic Pol Pot from […]

by Rachel Morrison

Wicked Bodies: Liz Lerman Brings Her Creative Process to Scripps

The choreographer Liz Lerman told a story when she spoke at Scripps College in February of this year. In fact, she told a lot of stories—she tends to speak in stories, just as she tends to work and to create and, probably, to think in stories.This particular story concerned a former naval commander called John, […]

by Holly Myers

Alumnae News


Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in a Dance Studio When I think back to my time as a Scrippsie, I remember my daily trek to the Richardson Dance Studio, leaving Dorsey Hall and looking back at the San Gabriel Mountains and smelling the dewy scent of the jasmine bushes that surrounded the […]


From the Alumnae Association President

I just attended my 25th reunion, and it was such a treat to be back on campus with so many classmates! It was wonderful to reconnect in person and to nourish those relationships in a deeper way than interactions on social media allow. And it was fun to meet folks from other class years, knowing […]

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