Press Releases

Keck Professor Patrick Ferree Receives NSF Grant to Study a “Selfish” Chromosome

Patrick FerreeClaremont, Calif. (August 2, 2021) — W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biology Patrick Ferree received a $923,538 National Science Foundation (NSF) four-year grant to study how certain “selfish” genetic elements alter inheritance patterns at the molecular level. Ferree’s study examines how a class of non-essential chromosomes called B chromosomes disrupt normal inheritance patterns [Read More...]
August 2, 2021
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Pitzer College Names Sandra Vasquez VP for Student Affairs

Sandra VasquezClaremont, Calif. (July 30, 2021)—Pitzer College has appointed Sandra “Sandy” Vasquez, a powerful advocate for a holistic approach to student development in higher education, vice president for student affairs. Vasquez steps into this role after serving as interim vice president for student affairs since February.
July 30, 2021
Press Releases

Two-Venue Exhibition of Sadie Barnette Opening at Pitzer College Art Galleries and Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Pitzer College Art GalleriesClaremont, Calif. (July 9, 2021)—Pitzer College Art Galleries and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College are pleased to announce the most ambitious exhibition to date of the California artist Sadie Barnette. Sadie Barnette: Legacy & Legend is a two-venue presentation of the artist’s recent work that brings together her drawings, installations, and photographs [Read More...]
July 9, 2021
Sagehen Athletics

Pitzer Lacrosse Stars—and Twin Sisters—Lily and Thyra Herrmann Earn Awards for Community Building and Character

Thyra and Lily HerrmannClaremont, Calif. (June 22, 2021)—Pitzer College Class of 2021 graduates Lily and Thyra Herrmann are Sagehen Lacrosse teammates and twin sisters whose contributions on and off the field were recently recognized by two intercollegiate athletic organizations. Lily won the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Community Awareness Award on June 14; Thyra earned the 2021 Southern [Read More...]
June 22, 2021
Press Releases

Pitzer College Adopts Test-Blind Admission Policy

Nearly two decades after becoming the first college on the West Coast to adopt an SAT-optional admission policy, Pitzer College will switch to a test-blind admission policy for at least three years, beginning with the admission cycle for fall 2022.
June 8, 2021
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Four Pitzer Students Selected as 2021 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows

Pitzer College Tree from logoPitzer College students Robert Green ’23, Quentin Jenkins Jr. ’23, Sergio Quechol ’23, and Jocelyn Vega-Robledo ’23 have been selected for the 2021 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program. The MMUF program is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the ranks of institutions of higher learning.
May 24, 2021