Pitzer College Receives a Half Million Dollar Donation from The Mellon Foundation
Claremont, Calif. (April 04, 2011) — Pitzer College received a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for enhancements to its Intercollegiate Media Studies Program.
The Mellon Foundation funding will support the creation of a new assistant professorship and new program enhancements. The new assistant professor of media studies will have an emphasis in urban studies and help strengthen the field group's already successful work in community-based projects at both the global and local levels. In addition, a new media studies program would be created, tentatively titled Global/ Local Media Praxis, to address the needs of media studies major and non-majors who study abroad or participate in domestic community-based service learning projects.
A new media studies facility is being constructed as part of Pitzer's Platinum LEED Residential Life construction project scheduled for completion fall of 2012.