Announcements Archive

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

Announcement of Adrienne Gibson as APESF Executive Director

Michael Archibald, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, has announced that Adrienne Walsh Gibson ’02 has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of Alumnae and Parent Engagement, The Scripps Fund/Executive Director of Alumnae Relations, effective December 1. Says Archibald, “Adrienne’s 12 years of progressively increased responsibility in Institutional Advancement at Scripps College make her […]

Added: November 11, 2016

Message from President Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, The presidential campaign and the election results have created a great deal of uncertainty and apprehension over the past 18 months. The outcome of this turbulent political season has evoked strong emotions for many of us as we struggle to interpret its meaning. Not everyone will have the same […]

Added: November 9, 2016

ConverAction with Norm Ornstein

Election 2016 has been one of the most unusual presidential bids in recent memory, with many wondering what the outcome will mean for the future of America and the two-party system. Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and a frequent contributing writer toThe Atlantic and National Journal, will […]

Added: November 2, 2016

IDEA Presents: Religion, Politics, and the Presidential Election

Religion, Politics, and the Presidential Election Wednesday, October 26, 5:30–6:30pm Humanities Auditorium, Scripps College   Join us for a 7C discussion about the presidential candidates’ interactions with religious communities, and how their approaches might shape the outcome of the election. The discussion will be moderated by Zayn Kassam, John Knox McLean Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College. […]

Added: October 26, 2016

Bias Incident Protocol Working Group

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, In keeping with Scripps College’s commitment to strengthen a campus-wide culture of inclusion, last year, the administration initiated a process to evaluate the effectiveness of current policies and practices with respect to bias incidents on the Scripps campus. The Dean of Students Office and SCORE have conducted preliminary research […]

Added: October 25, 2016

October 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Dear Members of the Scripps College Community, The Board of Trustees convened for its quarterly session October 7-8 and engaged in a number of community events and conversations in addition to its regular meetings. A summary of the Board’s activities and actions taken follows: New Trustee At the Board meeting on October 8, trustees appointed […]

Added: October 19, 2016