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Pitzer College Honors Houston-based Nonprofit Founder as 2014 Core Values Award Winner

Mattie Ross and Rick CruzClaremont, Calif. (September 22, 2014)—Pitzer College names Richard “Rick” Cruz, assistant superintendent of college readiness for the Houston Independent School District, the winner of the second annual 2014 Pitzer College Core Values Award. Pitzer’s Office of Admission created the award to recognize a high school educator whose work exemplifies Pitzer’s core values of social responsibility, [Read More...]
September 22, 2014
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Pitzer Expands Pathway to College for Low-income Students

Claremont, Calif. (September 19, 2014)—As part of its Pitzer Pathways Initiative, Pitzer College is partnering with the nonprofit Say Yes to Education to provide greater access to higher education for deserving students. By joining the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, Pitzer and other private colleges and universities agree to ensure that most of the low-income [Read More...]
September 19, 2014
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New Research Finds Theories about Evolution of Nocturnal Life May Be Off by 100 Million Years

Claremont, Calif. (September 3, 2014)— New research by Pitzer College Assistant Professor Lars Schmitz reveals ancient animals may have become active at night 100 million years earlier than previously thought. In “Nocturnality in Synapsids Predates the Origin of Mammals by Over 100 Million Years” in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Schmitz and co-author Kenneth [Read More...]
September 3, 2014
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Sagehens Lacrosse Team Scores Top Honors for Highest GPA

14 Sagehen Lacrosse TeamClaremont, Calif. (August 13, 2014)—For the second consecutive year, the Pitzer-Pomona Lacrosse team earned the Academic Merit Award from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for the highest team grade point average in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Sagehens squad was one of 125 programs at Division III schools that [Read More...]
August 13, 2014
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Pitzer College Named a 2015 Best College by Princeton Review

The Princeton ReviewClaremont, Calif. (August 5, 2014) – Pitzer College was named one of nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in its The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition. Pitzer was also named a Best Western College. The College was ranked #10 most LGBT Friendly and #16 Most Popular Study Abroad Program in this [Read More...]
August 5, 2014
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Professor Colin Robins’ Research Reveals How Humans Impact Rare Plant Habitat

Habitat MapClaremont, Calif. (July 16, 2014)—In a new journal article, Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Colin Robins shows how subtle differences in similar-seeming habitats profoundly affect plant life. Based on more than three years of research, Robins’ paper “Establishing soil and surficial geologic habitat criteria for presumed gypsophiles — The example of Eriogonum corymbosum [Read More...]
July 16, 2014