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DEPARTMENTS 2 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 3 LETTERS
News and events. Misha Kalan ’05 meets with the trustees; Professor David Sadava on women and science at Scripps. 4 BROWSING ROOM 10 PERSPECTIVES
Alumnæ News 26 ALUMNA TRUSTEE DIANA HO ’71 28 ALUMNÆ ASSOCIATION NOMINATIONS 28 THE DOCTOR IS IN 30 CLASS NOTES
Post Scripps 44 INSPIRATION FOLLOWS DISASTER Karen Deutsch ’97 recounts her experiences as an aid worker in Sri Lanka after last December’s tsunami.
Mary Shipp Bartlett EDITOR
Boot Camp for Thinkers Professor Marc Katz explains what distinguishes the College’s Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities and why it is the foundation of a Scripps woman’s education.
Margaret Nilsson MANAGING EDITOR
Darby Carl Sanders PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR, WEBSITE MANAGER
A S S I S TA N T E D I T O R
Ashley Boothby ’07, one of the Core program’s outstanding students, writes about how Core forces students to take risks in their thinking.
Allison Ryan ’05 INTERN
Catherine Pyke ’79
The Class of 2005 Filled with hope for a better world, recent graduates face new challenges. Profiled are Erin Fry, Pany Jraige, Elizabeth Whitlock, Ronit Ovadia, Martha Arguello, Alejandra Velez, Amy Baer, Nicole Silverman, Chelsea Karsten, and Andrea Wolf.
ABOVE: Members of The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Team, national collegiate champions for the fourth year in a row, perform at their spring concert in Bridges Auditorium. Scripps students on the touring team this year were Sara Gaynor, Helen Johnson, Misha Kalan, Jessica Malsky, Becca Stillwell, and Lisa Venechuk; campus team members included Kendra Amick, Parimal Deodhar, A’Quila Ettien, Shayna Foreman, Sara Gershfeld, Jessica Harwood, Lindsey Healey, Kelly Hewitt, Erin Kelly, and Elizabeth Obreza. COVER: Alejandra Velez, a recent honors graduate in French and international relations, in her favorite spot on campus: the backyard garden of Revelle House. Alejandra joins Teach for America this fall. Her story is on p. 22. P H O T O G R A P H Y C R E D I T S : Linda Lewis, pp. 40-45; Margaret Nilsson, p. 6; Darby Carl Sanders, back cover, pp. 1, 3, 5-11, 15, 17, 20, 23-25, 27; Joel Simon, inside front cover, pp. 13, 16; Bill Youngblood, cover, pp. 18, 19, 20, 22
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