Nonfiction Authors Explore Influence of Personal Experiences in Writing Process

The Spring Scripps Presents speaker series closed out an impressive season on Tuesday with authors Maggie Nelson and Sarah Manguso discussing their works, methods, and inspirations on the Garrison Theatre stage. Maggie Nelson is known for transcending the boundaries between cultural theory, autobiography, and poetry in her writing. She is the critically

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Scripps Professor Remaps Notions of Race in LA Suburbs

One of the largest cities in the world, Los Angeles is seeped in a rich linguistic, economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity which sprawls throughout the city into L.A. county’s lesser-known suburbs. On Tuesday, March 28, at Scripps College’s Hampton Room, author, photographer, and assistant professor Wendy Cheng shared her research

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Novelists Discuss Blurring Lines of Fact and Fiction in Semi-Autobiographical Works

Though fake news and false truths have made headlines in recent months, the boundary between fact and fiction has always been rather blurry. Authors Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg walk the fine line between novel and autobiography in their latest works, yet neither seem to care much for taxonomical distinctions.

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Health and Empowerment Symposium Centers on Marginalized Voices

The Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement hosted the Women’s Health and Empowerment Symposium at Scripps College on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25. The weekend conference brought together scholars, activists, students, and community members to address various issues of environmental and reproductive health and justice, gender-based

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ACLU Director Shares Insights From the Field on US Immigration Policy

  Ahilan Arulanantham, 2016 MacArthur Genius and current Director of Advocacy and Legal Director at American Civil Liberties Union Southern California, came to Scripps College on Feb. 21 to share stories from 16 years of experience working in immigrants’ rights and national security. Arulanantham was in his first year as a lawyer

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Scripps Humanities Chair, Author Calls For Empathy in Post-Earthquake Haiti

  Since Haiti’s devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, Haitians both living on the island and abroad have been in the process of reclaiming the stories that were buried in the rubble. Myriam Chancy, Haitian-Canadian author, Guggenheim Fellow, and Scripps College Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities, spoke about

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Pitzer College Council Supports Academic Credit for Athletes

Pitzer College’s College Council voted Nov. 20 to grant academic credit to student athletes. Until the vote, Pitzer was the only Claremont College that did not give academic credit for participation in varsity sports. After several rounds of faculty meetings and preliminary voting, the resolution was passed by the council, which

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