Scripps Timeline (page 3)

November 11, 2021


The most ambitious fundraising campaign in Scripps history surpasses its original $85 million goal with gifts and pledges totaling over $101 million. Over 87% of Scripps alumnae contributed to the Campaign for the Scripps Woman, which began its public phase in 1999 and concluded June 30, 2004. Scripps College Landscape..Read More

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Sallie Tiernan Field House, a state-of-the-art recreational and athletic facility to be located next to the swimming pool on the east side of campus. The Board of Trustees approves the strategic plan, “Scripps College in the Next Decade: Leading with Excellence,” which focuses on academic excellence and women’s leadership.

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Scripps’ sixth president, Nancy Y Bekavac, announces her resignation, effective July 1, 2007. Frederick “Fritz” Weis” is appointed interim president and is named full president in 2009. An anonymous donor makes a $10 million gift to the College to support faculty initiatives on behalf of the Board of Trustees. This..Read More

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November 2, 2021


The Sallie Tiernan Field House opens its doors to students, faculty, and staff.

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Lori Bettison-Varga is appointed eighth president of Scripps College. She and her family move into the Revelle House, the first president to live on campus since John H. Chandler.

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Scripps College Academy receives National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest recognition given to youth programs, in a White House ceremony. Elizabeth Turk ’83 wins MacArthur “Genius” Award.

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The “Nellie” Scholarship, established in honor of Ellen Clark Revelle ’31, is made available for continuing students. The College actively participates in “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” a collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions in Southern California. The Joint Science Department becomes the W.M. Keck Science Department..Read More

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Scripps College Academy celebrates 10 years of successful year-round programming for middle and high school young women.

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Launch of the College’s largest ever campaign We Want More: The Campaign for Scripps College. At $175 million, We Want More strives to further academic excellence, national leadership, signature campus and financial strength. It was fueled by the collected power of the Scripps Community. Scripps awards the Ellen Browning Scripps..Read More

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The Katharine Howard Miller ’55 Wing of the Bette Cree Edwards ’49 Humanities Building opens during the summer break.

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October 21, 2021


Lori Bettison-Varga announces her resignation as Scripps College’s eighth president, effective October 2, 2015. The Laspa Center for Leadership welcomes its new director, Lisa Watson, and opens operations in fall. Construction on NEW Hall begins.

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Lara Tiedens is appointed the College’s 9th president by a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees. Scripps’ tenth residence hall, NEW Hall, opens to new and returning students.

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The College embarks on a strategic planning process initiated by President Tiedens, advancing four themes: Inclusive Student Success, Mission-Driven Outreach, Distinctive Identity, and Innovative Learning Organization.

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The College’s new strategic plan, the Scripps Centennial Plan, is developed. The campaign for Scripps College: More Scripps is the most successful campaign in Scripps’ history, raising $179M.

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A new rose garden was dedicated in the South Balch Courtyard to honor the life and contributions of alumna and Life Trustee Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72.

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October 19, 2021


A variety of sustainability efforts were implemented, including: solar panel installation on the Lang Arts building roof, the addition of smart meters on every building, LED retrofits in all residence halls’ browsing rooms, and upgrading life-cycled boilers with low-emission replacements. The College celebrated the 50th anniversaries of Chicano Latino Student Affairs..Read More

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