Strategic Planning Begins
To ensure a healthy, vibrant future, Scripps has initiated a strategic planning process rooted in its mission, values, and legacy. The College has developed several opportunities for community engagement and feedback; your ideas, observations, and perspectives will help shape the future of Scripps. Please visit scrippscollege.edu/about/initiatives/strategic-plan for information and updates.
Gayle Greene publishes Memoir
Professor Emerita of English Gayle Greene visited Scripps on November 1 to discuss and sign copies of her new book, Missing Persons: A Memoir. Greene, who was a professor of literature and women’s studies at the College for 40 years, has published books on Shakespeare, women writers, feminist criticism, and insomnia. Missing Persons is about Greene’s experience dealing with the loss of loved ones “in a culture that gives no help.”
Scripps to Host Girls Who Code
Scripps is one of six select colleges and universities in the U.S. that will participate in Campus, a new program for high school girls sponsored by Girls Who Code. For two weeks during the summer, participants will receive training on a range of topics, including website design and development and iPhone app creation. The goal of Campus is to help young women “get an edge for college” and connect with others who share their interests.
Athenas Volleyball Team Wins Its First National Title
On November 18, the CMS Athenas defeated the Wittenberg Tigers in three straight sets to win their first-ever National Championship volleyball title at the NCAA Division III Tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mikena Werner ’18 had 15 digs in the national championship victory and is an All-American standout; a total of five Scripps women are on the national championship team. This is the first NCAA national title for CMS in any women’s sport in the department’s history.
Sherilyn Tamagawa ’14
Appointed math Instructor
Sherilyn Tamagawa ’14 has joined Scripps as an instructor in the Mathematics Department. Tamagawa, who earned her master’s degree in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2016, says she is delighted to return to her undergraduate alma mater, confessing that she would choose this job over “any job in the world.
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