Announcements Archive

IDEA Initiative 2016-2017 Report

The IDEA Initiative, under the sponsorship of the Office of the President, continued to align resources, programs, and events to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in partnership with members of the Scripps Community. Fall 2016 Workshops Two workshop sessions were offered at the beginning of the semester for staff: What’s the “T”?: Supporting Trans […]

Added: May 25, 2017

Spring 2017 Community Update

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, As we close this academic year, I would like to share key actions from the Board of Trustees’ meeting on May 13 and inform you of some campus news and updates. Commencement It was a joy to participate in the 87th annual commencement ceremonies with graduates and their […]

Added: May 17, 2017

First Generation @ Scripps Final Newsletter for 2016-2017

Dear Scripps Community, We are writing to share our final publication of the First-Gen Newsletter for 2016-2017. The newsletter shares final reflections from students, faculty, and staff around the theme of Self-Care and Self-Love. We would like to congratulate Leonida Radford ’17 and Vivian Yu ’17 as they graduate from ScrippsCollege and we celebrate their […]

Added: May 9, 2017

Capstone Day survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in Capstone Day. To help us in our planning for next year, we ask that you complete a brief survey about the event. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017CapstoneFeedbackSurvey Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Faculty, Scripps College Associate Professor of Biology, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges

Added: May 5, 2017

Social Justice, Diversity and the Workplace – June 1 & 8 Seminars

The 7C Committee on Inclusive Excellence is inviting you to attend a workshop covering topics addressing diversity in the workplace. The workshop will offer attendees practical tools for identifying and responding to microaggressions and other hidden and overt forms of privilege and marginalization in the workplace. Staff that do not have supervisory responsibilities are invited […]

Added: May 2, 2017

TIAA Financial Essentials Workshop – “Money at Work 2: Sharpening investment skills”

CUC Benefits Administration is continuing to host a series of educational workshops presented by TIAA in 2017.  The workshops are designed to address specific areas of retirement saving and planning and will be approximately 60 minutes in length.  Refreshments will be provided for attendees.  All faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges are eligible to […]

Added: April 25, 2017

Update on Response to RAs’ Concerns

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff: The recent RA strike has highlighted what has been an ongoing discussion about the ways in which Scripps College supports students, and in particular, students of color and those facing financial, mental health, and other challenges. Improving the Scripps experience for all students should be where we focus […]

Added: April 19, 2017

Anthem Medicare Consultations on Friday, May 19th

Good Afternoon, Do to the high volume of request for one on one Anthem Medicare consultations, we have scheduled a 2ndday on Friday, May 19th from 10am to 3pm. Attached is a flyer with the contact information should anyone wish to set up a consultation with the representative. Consultations will take place in the Acacia […]

Added: April 19, 2017

Resident Advisor Strike

Dear Scripps College Faculty and Staff, This afternoon, a group of RAs informed me of their intent to go on strike effective immediately, and to abstain from all duties including crisis and emergency response, residential life programming, and other assigned duties.  As always, maintaining a supportive, safe, and high-quality living and learning environment for all […]

Added: April 13, 2017

Provide Feedback in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Calling all First-Year and Senior Scripps students! If you are a first-year or senior student at Scripps, you are eligible to provide feedback in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Currently, NSSE is the most nationally-recognized instrument for collecting, measuring, and comparing information that focuses on research that has consistently shown students’ intellectual and […]

Added: April 5, 2017

Presidential Post-Board Community Update April 2017

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The Board of Trustees concluded its March retreat and meeting on Sunday, March 5, and I would like to inform you about the following key actions and discussions. Budget The trustees approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2017–18. Key elements include: Enrollment of 1,000 students, in line […]

Added: April 3, 2017

Update on Diversity and Inclusion at Scripps

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff: As we enter the final phase of the spring semester, I would like to update you on the progress we’ve made on policies, programs, and practices to make Scripps more diverse and inclusive. We have posted a new update on the IDEA website that reports progress on commitments […]

Added: March 24, 2017

First-Generation @ Scripps February Newsletter

Dear Scripps Community, We hope that your spring semester is going well!  We are particularly eager to distribute the February 2017 Newsletter of the First-Generation @ Scripps program. This issue features highlights of our 3rd annual First-Gen student retreat that took place on January 27-28, 2017. The theme of this year’s retreat was Our Narrative: Empowerment […]

Added: February 20, 2017

Faculty Statement

Faculty, Staff, and Students, At its meeting on February 16, 2017, the faculty approved the following statement: In light of the harm, chaos, and distress caused by recent Executive Orders issued from the United States White House, the faculty of Scripps College expresses its unwavering support for all members of the Scripps College community, regardless […]

Added: February 20, 2017

Community Memo: Student Employee Wage Classifications

February 8, 2017 Dear Scripps College Faculty and Staff: Following is an update on the student wage and budget initiative that was launched Spring 2015. You may recall that the State of California initiated plans to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by January 1, 2022. To ensure compliance with these new regulations, […]

Added: February 8, 2017

Supporting Our International Community

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Last week the new president issued a number of executive orders and presidential memos. The executive order pertaining to immigration and travel has led to particular concern, since it targets Muslim-majority countries. While the legality of these measures is evaluated, the College advises that people from Iran, Iraq, […]

Added: January 30, 2017

Community Update from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Reflecting on the past several months, it’s hard to believe that my first semester at Scripps is already drawing to a close. As I continue my “Scripps education,” I am amazed at the depth and breadth of achievement among our students, faculty, and staff, and at the strong bonds […]

Added: December 13, 2016

Office of the President: Message in Response to Petition

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I recently received a petition signed by more than 750 Scripps College students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends and family members requesting the addition of immigration status to the College’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and recommending that the College declare itself a “sanctuary center of higher education.” The […]

Added: December 11, 2016

Support and Protections for Undocumented and DACA Students

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Over the past couple of weeks, I have had thoughtful conversations with many members of this community about the ways in which we can ensure that Scripps College remains a place of safety and security for those who may lose their legal protections under new policies proposed by […]

Added: November 21, 2016

On-campus Vandalism: Message From President Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff,   This morning I was informed that the Miller Wing of the Humanities Building had been vandalized. The damage included graffiti referencing Trump campaign messages and a broken window. We reported the incident to Campus Safety, and the messages were removed and repairs are underway, thanks to the rapid […]

Added: November 11, 2016