Campus News and Headlines
2007-2008 Academic Year

Residence Halls Named Finalist in Multi-Housing News Magazine’s 2008 Design Excellence Awards
August 15, 2008
Pitzer’s Residential Life Project is one of two finalists in the student housing category of Multi-Housing News magazine’s 2008 Design Excellence Awards.

Residence Halls Named “Dorms of Distinction” Runner-Up by University Business Magazine
August 8, 2008
Pitzer College’s new residence halls have been named a “Dorms of Distinction” Runner-Up for small private institutions by University Business Magazine.

Pitzer College Named Among Nation’s Best in the 2009 Edition of The Princeton Review’s The Best 368 Colleges
July 29, 2008
Pitzer College has been named one of the nation’s best colleges and number one in the category of Race/Class Interaction in the 2009 edition The Princeton Review’s The Best 368 Colleges.

Professor Mary Hatcher-Skeers in the New York Times and Inside Higher Ed
July 29, 2008
Mary Hatcher-Skeers, associate professor of chemistry in the Joint Science Department, had a letter to the editor published in the New York Times and an article published in Inside Higher Ed.

Residence Halls Receive Excellence in Design Award
June 16, 2008
Pitzer College's three new residence halls have received a 2007 City of Claremont Excellence in Design Award in the category of New Construction and Sustainability.

Pomona-Pitzer Women's Tennis Team 4th in Nation in NCAA Division III Team Championships
June 2, 2008

Residence Halls at Pitzer College Receive Gold LEED® Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council
May 27, 2008
Pitzer College has been awarded Gold LEED® certification by The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its three new residence halls.

Philanthropist Robert Day Donates $3 Million Gift to Pitzer College
April 28, 2008
Robert Day has presented Pitzer College with a personal gift of $3 million for the renovation of Avery Auditorium.

Thomas Brock '83 Recipient of Fifth Annual Distinguished Alumni Award
April 24, 2008
Thomas Brock '83 has been selected as the recipient of the Fifth Annual Distinguished Alumni Award.

Pitzer Student Athletes Recognized for 2007-08 Season
April 24, 2008
Congratulations to Ruchi Patel, Eddie Pickett, Mike Joannides and Christine Bell for being recognized during the 2007-08 Student Athlete Dinner.

Susan Phillips Awarded Soros Justice Fellowship
March 18, 2008
Susan Phillips, academic director of the Pitzer in Ontario Program and Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies, has been named one of eighteen fellows awarded more than $1 million to reform indigent defense, reduce juvenile incarceration and improve prison conditions.

Mary Beth Garber '68 Named 2008 Broadcaster of the Year
February 26, 2008
Mary Beth Garber ’68, president of the Southern California Broadcasters Association (SCBA), was named Broadcaster of the Year at the 2008 national Radio Advertising Bureau convention.

Bill Anthes Honored with Graves Award
February 7, 2007
Bill Anthes, assistant professor of art history at Pitzer College, has received a Graves Award for 2007-08.

Dennis Trotter Named Vice President for Advancement at Pitzer College
January 9, 2007
Dennis Trotter has been named Vice President for Advancement at Pitzer College.

Residence Halls Receive Innovative Workplace Award from CoreNet Global
December 10, 2007
The newly built sustainable residence halls at Pitzer College were awarded the 2007 REmmy Innovative Workplace Award by CoreNet Global’s Southern California Chapter.

Professor Leah Light Receives Prestigious Research Award
November 19, 2007
Professor of Psychology Leah Light has received the 2007 Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award from Division 20 (Adulthood and Aging) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Phase 1 of Residential Life Project Celebrated
September 28, 2007
With a backdrop of the San Gabriel mountains and beautiful Southern California weather, the completion of Phase 1 of the Residential Life Project was celebrated on Monday, September 24 in the interior courtyard of the three new residence halls

Pitzer College Named Among ‘The Best 366 Colleges’ in the 2008 Edition of the Princeton Review
September 20, 2007
Pitzer College has been named as one of the best colleges in the United States by the 2008 edition of the Princeton Review.

U.S.News Rankings Release: Pitzer in Top 50 of Nation's Liberal Arts Colleges
August 17, 2007
Pitzer College ranked 49th overall in the nation among liberal arts colleges in U.S.News & World Report's 2008 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Increasing from 51st place from the previous year, Pitzer’s rankings reflect continued strong placements in all categories, particularly among academic quality reputation, selectivity, and endowment.