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$25 Million Gift Establishes Center to Accelerate Student Creativity and Collaboration at The Claremont Colleges

Susan & Rick Sontag“The challenges we face today call for audacious thinkers and doers who can work collaboratively and creatively across disciplines.” —Rick Sontag (HMC ’64) In making a $25 million gift that will benefit the five undergraduate campuses of The Claremont Colleges, Rick and Susan Sontag hope to help some of the nation’s most talented students harness [Read More...]
September 10, 2015
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U.S. News Ranks Pitzer in Top 10 for Most Students Studying Abroad

Claremont, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2015)—Pitzer College ranks #6 for most students studying abroad among colleges and universities, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2016 rankings, released today. With 78 percent of 2014 graduates participating in study abroad programs, Pitzer landed in a three-way tie with Carleton College and Susquehanna University, according to U.S. News. In [Read More...]
September 9, 2015
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Professor Ahmed Alwishah’s New Book Explores Aristotle’s Enduring Legacy in Arabic Philosophy

Claremont, Calif. (September 9, 2015)—Ahmed Alwishah, associate professor of philosophy at Pitzer College, has co-edited a collection of essays, Aristotle and the Arabic Tradition, that examines Aristotle’s enduring legacy through the lens of the Arabic tradition. The book, co-edited by Alvernia University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Josh Hayes, is scheduled for release this month by [Read More...]
September 9, 2015
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Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Launches Fall Series

Claremont, Calif. (August 28, 2015)—Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry launches its annual fall series on the theme ARCHIVE with “Juxtapositions: Archive, Image and Event,” a talk by Laura Wexler, professor of American studies and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Yale University, and Lauren Tilton, co-director of the web-based platform Photogrammar at Yale [Read More...]
August 28, 2015
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Sagehens Women’s Lacrosse Team Leads the Nation with 10 Players on Academic Honor Roll

Claremont, Calif. (August 24, 2015)—Ten players from the Sagehens Women’s Lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association/Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll, a recognition given to juniors and seniors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Pomona-Pitzer Athletics’ total of 10 players was the highest nationwide in Division III. The Sagehens, [Read More...]
August 24, 2015
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Professor Menna Bizuneh Wins Grant to Explore Shortage of Women of Color Majoring in Economics

Claremont, Calif. (August 14, 2015)— Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Economics Menna Bizuneh received a $6,450 grant from the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) for her project “Demystifying the Economics Major Shortage of Women in Minority Groups.” Bizuneh’s research project examines what factors influence undergraduates’ decisions to major in economics. She will explore [Read More...]
August 14, 2015