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Environmental Artist Lauren Bon Reimagines LA River for Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture

Lauren Bon’s Junker Garden installation outside of Pitzer’s McConnell Dining Hall. A green box on tall green stilts. On the side of the box is a white silhouette of a running bird. The box on stilts casts a shadow on a multicolored painted car with plants growing from the inside and spilling out of the back and the windows.Environmental artist Lauren Bon will discuss how her artwork, Bending the River, reimagines and redirects the Los Angeles River as part of Pitzer College’s Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. Her talk will be held on Tuesday, December 6, in the College’s Benson Auditorium at 4:15 p.m. Located on Tongva land, Bending the River has been described by the Metabolic Studio as “an infrastructure artwork” and is evolving through conversation with artists, Native communities, activists, local community, and the many governmental agencies needed in order to realize this work.
November 21, 2022
Press Releases

What Red Wave? Political Science Experts Will Unpack the 2022 Midterms at the Melvin L. Oliver Racial Justice Initiative’s Panel

Pitzer College Tree from logoAs political divides widen and voter demographics evolve, the 2022 midterm results have defied expectations and posed new questions for the country’s future. Through the Melvin L. Oliver Racial Justice Initiative (RJI), Pitzer’s Adrian Pantoja, UCLA's Gary M. Segura, and USC's Ange-Marie Hancock will discuss the midterms’ broader implications through the lens of race and politics. Covering multiracial coalitions and the diversifying electorate, the panel will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 6 p.m. at Benson Auditorium.
November 16, 2022
Press Releases | Sagehen Athletics

With Championships in Several Sports, the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens Are Having an Outstanding Fall

The Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens combine the best of academics and sports, pursuing a well-rounded collegiate experience that tests both their minds and bodies as scholar-athletes. The Sagehens have been dominating this season, whether on the field, on the track, or in the pool. See our lineup of our most recent championships in women's soccer, men's football, men's cross-country, and men's water polo.
November 16, 2022
Press Releases | Spotlights

Pitzer & Adelanto Community Members Organize ­to Bring Water Justice to the City

Orange text reads 2022 Adelanto Community Water Report on a light blue backdrop with a white city map line drawing overlaid on a topographical map. In the lower right corner is the dark blue AWJC logo with each letter resting on a dip in a wavy dark blue line. Adelanto Water Justice Coalition in dark blue text is underneath the wavy line.Imagine turning on a faucet and brown water coming out. This is what happened to residents of Adelanto. They wanted to know more about the origins and safety of their water, so a coalition of Pitzer College and community organizations has joined forces with residents to answer these questions. Discover how Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center, Robert Redford Conservancy, Keck Science, and CASA Pitzer collaborate in science and activism with students, faculty, and local partners. "I have engaged not only as a student but as an organizer who is passionate about these issues," said Pitzer senior Olivia Rosenberg-Chavez '23.
November 7, 2022
Spotlights

Explore Pitzer’s Robust Study Abroad Programs With Sayjal Waddy ’07

Sayjal Waddy wears a red shirt, red rectangular dangling earrings, and black-rimmed glasses. She has shoulder-length curly black hair that is tied back. The background is a blurred green lawn.Meet Sayjal Waddy ’07, Pitzer alumna and staff member in the Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. In this Q&A, she discusses the Pitzer-run study abroad programs in nine different countries and how their cultural immersion breaks learning out of the classroom silo. "You have classes, language learning, family stay, and trips. As you grow in your language ability, you better communicate with your family, which helps you improve your language and helps your independent study. One impacts the other. That’s how learning should be."
November 7, 2022
Press Releases | Spotlights

The Faculty Next Door

Steffanie Guillermo and Jesica Kizer lean against the railing on Guillermo’s second-floor balcony. Steffanie Guillermo has long straight dark brown hair with auburn tips and wears hoop earrings, a floral shirt, and long black skirt. Jessica Kizer has shoulder-length curly black hair and wears a watch and a long black dress with white buttons.Meet two professors who have (literally) made their home at Pitzer College. Assistant Professor of Psychology Steffanie Guillermo and Assistant Professor of Sociology Jessica Kizer live in residence halls as this year’s faculty-in-residence to build community and engage students in an immersive living/learning environment. “It’s important that students and faculty get to know one another in a space that isn’t a classroom. An event in a residential setting is a way to level the playing field.”
November 3, 2022
Spotlights

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at Pitzer College

Join Pitzer College as we honor and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of Native American heritage. We will spotlight members of our community and share information and resources to learn more about Native American cultures, identities, and ongoing legacies. Features will be added throughout November. Pitzer recognizes national history and heritage months as part [Read More...]
November 1, 2022