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Pitzer College Joins PLACE, an academic-community network for civic engagement and public-humanities work

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (June 26, 2019)–Pitzer College, along with ten colleges and universities across the country, form Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE), a project of Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP). PLACE is supported by a two-year, $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Association of American Colleges and [Read More...]
June 26, 2019
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Pitzer College Names Jim Marchant to Lead Strategic Initiatives and Community Relations

Jim MarchantClaremont, Calif. (June 12, 2019) — Pitzer College appoints Jim Marchant as the College’s first vice president for strategic initiatives and community relations. This position was established to provide leadership as Pitzer implements its recently completed institutional strategic plan and bolsters its commitment to the community. An essential aspect of Marchant’s role will be to [Read More...]
June 12, 2019
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Pitzer College Students, Recent Grads and Alumns Awarded Prestigious Honors

Pitzer College Tree from logoDuring the 2018-19 academic year, more than 40 Pitzer College students and recent graduates have won national fellowships, scholarships and other academic honors. With these awards, they will study abroad from Japan to Southern Africa, travel to El Salvador to provide maternal health in remote communities, work to create a more inclusive community and to teach in countries across the globe.
May 17, 2019
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Pitzer College Selects Donald McFarlane and Norma Rodriguez for Endowed Professorships

Don McFarlane and Norma RodriguezClaremont, Calif. (May 08, 2019)—Pitzer College names Donald McFarlane the Kenneth S. Pitzer Professor and Norma Rodriguez the Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor. The selections were made by College’s appointment, promotion and tenure committee (APT) following a nomination process by their faculty peers.  The Kenneth S. Pitzer Professorship recognizes academic excellence in the areas of mathematics [Read More...]
May 8, 2019
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Redford Conservancy Is First Higher Ed Building in California to Earn Zero Net Energy Certification

The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College has won the first higher education building certification in California for using Zero Net Energy. The certification from the International Living Future Institute is highly sought after and challenging to achieve. The International Living Future Institute’s mission is to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
April 22, 2019