An installation image from the 77th Scripps College Ceramic Annual featuring the work of (l-r): David Katz, Julia Haft-Candell, Annabeth Rosen, and Linda Sormin at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on April 12, 2022. Photo: Jacqueline Legazcue

Racial Justice and Equity Fund Reaches $1.2M

Scripps College received a $1 million gift from Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 in September 2020, to further racial justice and equity initiatives across campus. The landmark gift has strengthened the Racial Justice and Equity Fund to $1.2M in support of existing and new resources for Black students and students of color.


Scripps College Academy

Scripps parents Chapman and Grace Taylor P’17 recently gave $25,000 to benefit the Scripps College Academy pre-college program. Created for high-achieving young women with limited resources, the academy supports those who seek to become the first generation in their families to attend college.


Return of Ceramic Annual

After a year-long hiatus, Scripps College held its 77th Ceramic Annual, On Fire: Contemporary Trailblazers, this spring at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. The exhibition was guest curated by visual artist Ashwini Bhat. A range of approaches and materials came together to create works that include raw and fired clay, paper, concrete, paint, wire, wood, textile, sculpture, drawing, and performance.


Presidential Scholarship Initiative

The College’s Presidential Scholarship Initiative, which was launched in 2017 to cover the full cost of tuition for its lowest-income students, has exceeded its $10 million goal and to date has raised more than $11 million. 


CMS Class of 2022 Hall of Fame

Louise Tench Willard ’97, a two-sport athlete and distance runner for the Athenas cross country and track and field teams, was inducted this spring into the Ted Ducey Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Hall of Fame Class of 2022.