Keck Professor Patrick Ferree Receives NSF Grant to Study a “Selfish” Chromosome
August 2, 2021
Claremont, 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...]
Pitzer College Names Sandra Vasquez VP for Student Affairs
July 30, 2021
Claremont, 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.
Two-Venue Exhibition of Sadie Barnette Opening at Pitzer College Art Galleries and Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College
July 9, 2021
Claremont, 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...]
Pitzer Lacrosse Stars—and Twin Sisters—Lily and Thyra Herrmann Earn Awards for Community Building and Character
June 22, 2021
Claremont, 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...]
Pitzer College Adopts Test-Blind Admission Policy
June 8, 2021
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.
Pitzer College Names Kimberly Shiner VP for College Advancement and Communications
May 24, 2021
Pitzer College has named Kimberly Shiner, a proven leader in higher education fundraising and external relations, as its new vice president for college advancement and communications effective August 1.
Pitzer College Students and Alumni Awarded 2021-22 Fulbright Fellowships
May 24, 2021
Seven Pitzer College seniors and alumni have been offered 2021-22 Fulbright Fellowships this year.
Four Pitzer Students Selected as 2021 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows
May 24, 2021
Pitzer 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.
Congressperson Mondaire Jones Selected as Pitzer College’s 2021 Commencement Keynote Speaker
May 7, 2021
Congressperson Mondaire Jones (D-New York), a lifelong advocate for civil rights and civil liberties, will deliver the keynote address at Pitzer College’s virtual 2021 Commencement on Saturday, May 15.
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.”