Hot off the (Scripps College) Press

Professor Kitty Maryatt knows a thing or two about books.
Since 1986, Maryatt has run the Scripps College Press from a back room of Lang. Hired to rescue a dying component of the Scripps experience, Maryatt was tasked with somehow getting enough funds to save the press. Already there existed a class in which students were to learn how to make their own books, producing enough copies for themselves and a few friends. However, this course offered no formal instruction in metal typesetting, nor in other important components of printing. Frustrated by the fruitlessness of a class in which each student made only about ten copies of his or her individual book, Maryatt decided to redesign the curriculum.

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Photo Gallery: 71st Scripps College Ceramics Annual

The 71st Scripps College Ceramics Annual, curated by Professor Julia Haft-Candell, has proven to be  perhaps the best show yet. With a variety of styles and artists on display, the pieces blended seamlessly together. The show will be on campus at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery until April 5.