The Princeton Review Dubs Pitzer a 2021 Best Value College
April 28, 2021
Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2021)—Pitzer College continues to garner top rankings among the nation’s liberal arts colleges for its value, commitment to the environment, and “making an impact.”
Pitzer Students and Alumni Recognized for Academic Excellence and Innovation
April 27, 2021
In the academic year of 2020-21, Pitzer College students and alumni have been awarded prestigious national and international fellowships, scholarships and grants.
Roots of Resistance
April 21, 2021
"Roots of Resistance: A Story of Gender, Race, and Labor on the North Coast of Honduras," by Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96, has just been released by University of Texas Press and is available online now.
Documentary Produced by Pitzer Professor and Students Premieres at Outfest/Fusion Film Fest
April 15, 2021
Claremont, Calif. (April 15, 2021)—Crystal Diaries, a feature documentary produced over three semesters in Professor Gina Lamb’s Media Arts for Social Justice course, will premiere at the Outfest/Fusion Film Festival, which runs from April 16 to April 20. The documentary, produced in collaboration with Encye Smith and Beyond the Runway, will be streamed at the festival. Professor [Read More...]
Freedom From Religion Foundation Endows Secular Studies Fund at Pitzer College
March 31, 2021
Claremont, Calif. (March 31, 2021)—The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has awarded Pitzer College a $300,000 gift to establish the FFRF Secular Studies Endowment. This gift will help Pitzer’s Secular Studies program fulfill its mission to increase understanding of—and disseminate knowledge about—secularism, atheism, agnosticism, humanism, naturalism, and freethought in societies and cultures, past and present. [Read More...]
Pitzer College Names Susan Feniger ’76 and Adrian Brandon ’15 its 2021 Alumni Award Recipients
March 31, 2021
Each year, Pitzer College recognizes individuals who exemplify the College’s core values in their profession and in their community. This year, Susan Feniger ’76 and Adrian Brandon ’15 have been named as Pitzer's 2021 Alumni Award Recipients. Last year's honorees Romarilyn Ralston and Steven Liang will also be recognized during this year's Alumni Weekend Celebration.
The Racial Wealth Gap
March 24, 2021
Claremont, Calif. (March 24, 2021)—Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver and Brandeis University Professor Thomas M. Shapiro literally wrote the book on the racial wealth gap more than 25 years ago. First published in 1995, Oliver and Shapiro’s Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality changed the way we understand economic disparities and their connection to policy, history, and systemic racism in America.
Pitzer College Art Galleries Receives Pasadena Art Alliance Grant for Sadie Barnette Exhibition
March 10, 2021
The Pasadena Art Alliance has awarded the Pitzer College Art Galleries a $12,000 grant for its exhibition Sadie Barnette: Legacy & Legend, opening on August 31, 2021. A partnership between Pitzer College Art Galleries and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Legacy & Legend is Sadie Barnette’s most ambitious exhibition to date.
Pitzer Professor Judith V. Grabiner Wins American Mathematical Society’s Whiteman Prize
March 5, 2021
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) added another chapter to the storied career of Pitzer Professor Judith V. Grabiner when it named her the winner of its 2021 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize. The Whiteman Prize, awarded every three years, recognizes “notable exposition and exceptional scholarship in the history of mathematics.”
Pitzer College is a Fulbright Program Top Producer for 13th Consecutive Year
February 24, 2021
For the 13th consecutive year, Pitzer College is a top producer of 2020-21 Fulbright US Student Program awardees among liberal arts colleges, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.