An Oscar-Nominated Film and Discussion Explore the Racial Wealth Gap

The Barber of Little Rock presents an intimate picture of the racial wealth gap in the community of Arlo Washington, a barber in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose vision of a just economy led him to create a nonprofit community bank. Earlier this week the Pitzer community welcomed Washington and John Hoffman, one of the film’s [Read More...]
February 21, 2024
Press Releases

Pitzer College Named Top Fulbright Producer in 2023–24

The Fulbright logo of white lines criss-crossing through a blue circle is overlayed on a blue badge with a gray outline and a dark burgundy ribbon cutting through the middle of the badge and above the circle. White text on the logo reads Fulbright Top Producer U.S. Student Program 2023 2024.Pitzer College has been chosen as one of the top producers of students for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 2023–24, according to an announcement earlier this week from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the [Read More...]
February 13, 2024
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How Do We Talk About Israel and Palestine?

Pitzer orange tree logoThe Pitzer College Presidential Initiative on Constructive Dialogue facilitated the event “How Do We Talk about Israel and Palestine?” on February 5. President Strom C. Thacker moderated a conversation between Salam Al-Marayati and Daniel Sokatch, who have collaborated at other events on dialogues about Palestine and Israel. The event took place via Zoom due to extreme [Read More...]
February 7, 2024
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A Mathematics Village Transforms Pitzer Students’ Approach to STEM

Caro Harwell '24 stands in front of a black board and traces a finger along a diagram drawn on the board. Harwell wears a black and white striped shirt and has long blond hair. Green tree foliage is overhead and in the background.Claremont, Calif. — Jan. 25, 2024 —In the flourishing green mountains of Selçuk, Turkey, Caro Harwell ’24 and Charlotte Richards ’25 found an oasis of mathematics. Nesin Mathematics Village includes many sights: magnificent stone buildings and archways, bustling dormitories and tents overlooking the terrain, and outdoor classrooms with sunlight peeking through the tree canopy and shining on blackboards dappled with formulas and drawings.  With funding from Pitzer’s Institute for Global/Local Action & Study (IGLAS), Harwell and Richards went to the village in the summer with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Bahar Acu.
January 25, 2024

Pitzer Breaks Fundraising Record During the Season of Giving

Claremont, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2024 —Pitzer closed 2023 with a record-setting Season of Giving campaign that far exceeded previous years and marked a major milestone in Pitzer’s recent fundraising history. Propelled by the support of many alumni and families, along with several special challenges, Pitzer netted more than $1.1 million during the campaign, which [Read More...]
January 22, 2024
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Professor Tessa Solomon-Lane Awarded CAREER Grant by National Science Foundation 

Tessa Solomon-Lane sits in front of a microscope in a laboratory while smiling at the camera. She has long dark blond hair pulled back and wears a blue lab coat.Claremont, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2024 —Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Tessa Solomon-Lane has been awarded a $929,414 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant by the National Science Foundation, an independent governmental agency that supports research and education in science and engineering. The prestigious CAREER Program supports early-career faculty in leading advances in their fields and [Read More...]
January 22, 2024
Press Releases

Responding to the Media

Claremont, Calif. — Jan. 18, 2024 —Earlier this month, a Los Angeles Times article about Early Decision (ED) admissions in higher education reported inaccurately on Pitzer’s ED admissions, erroneously claiming that seventy-nine percent of Pitzer’s admitted students came through ED in 2020. I write to explain this error and provide the correct information, as well as some additional [Read More...]
January 19, 2024
Press Releases | Spotlights

Pitzer Marks 25 Years of Social Responsibility in Action

Jessica J. Chairez '13, Jack Contreras '22, Tricia Morgan '08, and Crystal Rodriguez '23 wear all black and stand side by side on a balcony overlooking Pitzer's campus.For Pitzer students, social responsibility isn’t just an idea found inside a book—it lives in community gardens, warehouses, classrooms, on street corners, and beyond. Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center (CEC) has helped make this work possible since its establishment in 1999.  “We’re supporting the innovation, ideas, passions, and justice issues arising in our community partners by [Read More...]
January 19, 2024