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Scripps was founded by Ellen Browning Scripps in 1926.
- Earnest Jaqua (1926-1942)
- Mary Kimberly Shirk (acting president, 1942-1943)
- Frederick Hard (1944-1964)
- Mark Curtis (1965-1976)
- John H. Chandler (1976-1989)
- E. Howard Brooks (1989-1990)
- Nancy Y. Bekavac (1990-present), first woman president
Academics are focused on interdisciplinary humanistic studies, combined with rigorous training in the disciplines.
A key part of the Scripps experience is the Core curriculum, a sequence of three classes that encourage students to think critically and challenge ideas. Every first-year student takes Core I in the fall, which introduces students to major ideas that shape the modern world. Core II seminars focus on ideas introduced in Core I, and the concluding Core III classes encourage discussion and critical thinking for first-semester sophomores.
Scripps joined with Claremont Men's College and Harvey Mudd College in 1976 to form the CMS (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps) Athletics programs. Women's teams compete as the Athenas (men's teams are known as the Stags).
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