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Jul. 28, 2020

Stephanie Du ’21’s Homespun Efforts for Community Health

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Jul. 20, 2020

In the Media: Olivia Truesdale ’21 Uses Community Action Grant to Support Local Seed Library, ABC6 News Reports

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Jul. 14, 2020

In the Media: In Washington Post Op-Ed, Lara Tiedens Cites Data and Community Values as Reasons for Remote Instruction

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July 28, 2020

Stephanie Du ’21’s Homespun Efforts for Community Health

正规365体育投注When Stephanie Du ’21’s grandfather was diagnosed with a heart condition, the necessity to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19 became all the more poignant. “I am currently living with my grandparents, who are both immunocompromised. As someone who is very close to their grandparents, I just wanted to do something that will help protect more vulnerable populations,” she says.

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July 20, 2020

In the Media: Olivia Truesdale ’21 Uses Community Action Grant to Support Local Seed Library, ABC6 News Reports

ABC6 News reported that Olivia Truesdale ’21 is working with the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, to promote a community seed library and a virtual event series focused on gardening. Truesdale received $1,000 in funding from the Laspa Center for Leadership’s 2020 Community Action Grant, which supports projects that help students’ hometown communities cope with the impact of COVID-19.

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July 14, 2020

In the Media: In Washington Post Op-Ed, Lara Tiedens Cites Data and Community Values as Reasons for Remote Instruction

正规365体育投注In a Washington Post op-ed, President Lara Tiedens explained that Scripps’ decision to move to remote-only learning for the fall 2020 semester was based on coronavirus data and the College’s community values. “We are choosing to make data- and values-based decisions informed by the critical public health situation in Los Angeles and the country, and to prioritize the health of our faculty, staff, students, and the broader community that surrounds us,” she said.

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In the Media: Lara Tiedens Discusses Online Instruction and Tuition with the Chronicle of Higher Education

President Lara Tiedens discussed the factors around online-only instruction decisions for the fall 2020 semester, including the cost of tuition. She said that, although the College will only offer remote instruction this fall, Scripps students will continue to enjoy small class sizes and receive individual attention from professors.

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July 13, 2020

In the Media: Lara Tiedens Explains Scripps’ Online-Only Fall Semester Decision to Inside Higher Ed

正规365体育投注In Inside Higher Ed, President Lara Tiedens explained the rationale behind Scripps’ recent decision to move ahead with online-only instruction for the fall 2020 semester. The decision was announced as the number of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County continued to rise sharply.

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July 2, 2020

Laine Goudy ’18 Explores CRISPR Technology to Tackle the Coronavirus

正规365体育投注We know a few things for sure about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19: It had likely been hiding in animals for decades prior to the current human pandemic, the course of the disease and the prognosis vary widely among individuals, and it’s incredibly difficult to destroy.

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June 30, 2020

Jeannette Hunker ’23 Keeps the Music Alive with Driveway Concert Series

Social distancing and shelter-at-home guidelines have affected every facet of life, from the shift to work-at-home to telemedicine doctor visits. But it’s in our communal rituals and celebrations where many people are feeling the greatest loss. “With the ban of concerts, graduation ceremonies, weddings, and other large social gatherings, most people feel a void in their lives,” says Jeanette Hunker ’23.

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June 12, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains the Psychological Techniques Behind Coronavirus Scams to AARP

Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood explained some of the psychological techniques behind coronavirus scams to AARP. One of these tactics involves pressuring people to act quickly, which can exacerbate pandemic-related anxieties about employment and supply scarcity.

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June 11, 2020

2020-21 Academic Calendar Announcement

正规365体育投注I understand that you are eager to learn more about the College’s plans for the fall, and I am writing to you today to share some updates. Scripps College has not yet determined whether fall classes will take place in-person, but we are putting substantial effort into creating a safe and healthy campus environment so that students may return to campus.

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June 5, 2020

New Laspa Center Grant Will Fund Student-Led COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Scripps College Laspa Center for Leadership has introduced its 2020 Community Action Grant for current Scripps College students. Awarded in amounts between $250 to $2,000, the grant will support projects that help students’ hometown communities better cope with the impact of COVID-19.

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