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Princeton Review Gives Pitzer Students High Marks for Community Service

Claremont, Calif. (August 5, 2015)–The Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges 2016 Edition ranked Pitzer College #8 for Students Most Engaged in Community Service. The new Princeton Review rankings, released this week, also named Pitzer one of nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education and one of the greenest colleges in the country. Other rankings include #15 [Read More...]
August 5, 2015
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Professor Daniel A. Segal to Serve as an Adviser of Open Hillel

Daniel SegalClaremont, Calif. (July 29, 2015)—Daniel A. Segal, the Jean Pitzer Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Pitzer College, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Academic Advisory Council of Open Hillel. Open Hillel is a student-run campaign that encourages inclusivity and open discourse about issues surrounding Israel and Palestine at campus Hillels. [Read More...]
July 31, 2015
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Birthing Justice for Black Women

Birthing JusticeClaremont, Calif. (July 29, 2015)—Alicia D. Bonaparte, associate professor of sociology at Pitzer College, co-edited (with Julia Chinyere Oparah) Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth, released this spring by Paradigm Publishers/Routledge. Birthing Justice addresses the global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the US, black women are over three times more [Read More...]
July 30, 2015
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Pitzer Student Karl Kiser Sets Sail to Explore the Pacific

Claremont, Calif. (July 28, 2015)—Pitzer College student Karl Kiser ’16 is spending the summer sailing on one of the first scientific research voyages to the Phoenix Islands, a largely unexplored region of the Pacific Ocean. Through an eight-week Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester summer program, Kiser and 21 classmates are gathering data that will help scientists [Read More...]
July 28, 2015
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Two Emmy Nominations for Alumnus Ben Cotner’s Film on the Fight for Same-sex Marriage

Claremont, Calif. (July 27, 2015)—Pitzer College alumnus Ben Cotner ’02 received an Emmy nomination for the documentary The Case Against 8, which he co-directed and co-produced with Ryan White. The film, which takes an in-depth look at the federal lawsuit against Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, was nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction [Read More...]
July 27, 2015
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Pitzer’s Alumni Relations Leader Nancy Treser-Osgood Elected to CASE

Claremont, Calif. (July 24, 2015)—Pitzer College Senior Director of Alumni Relations Nancy Treser-Osgood has been elected to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees. The 30-member board sets CASE policies, approves the annual budget and ensures sound management of the organization. Treser-Osgood is one of nine new trustees whose election [Read More...]
July 24, 2015
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Pitzer Alumnus Gabriel Villarreal ’14 Heads to Sacramento for Capital Fellows Program

Claremont, Calif. (July 24, 2015)—Pitzer College alumnus Gabriel Villarreal ’14 has been awarded an Assembly Fellowship, one of four fellowships administered by the Capital Fellows Programs of the Center for California Studies. These programs give outstanding college graduates the opportunity to experience all aspects of government in the California State capital. Through both classes at [Read More...]
July 24, 2015
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Pitzer Graduate Focuses on Community Health with Coro Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (July 20, 2015)—Pitzer College alumna Katherine Sutherland ’15 has been awarded a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs to St. Louis, MO. Coro fellowships train highly qualified recent college graduates to be versatile leaders who can forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors in urban environments. An anthropology major and [Read More...]
July 20, 2015
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Pitzer Welcomes Native American Students to Pipeline Program

Claremont, CA (July 12, 2015)—Twenty Native American high school students arrived at Pitzer College today for a two-week residential program that is designed to prepare them for success in higher education—both academically and culturally. The Pitzer College/WesternU’s Native American Summer Pipeline to College Program, co-sponsored by Western University of Health Sciences and run by Pitzer’s [Read More...]
July 12, 2015
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Remembering Professor Emeritus Allen Greenberger

From Interim President Thomas Poon July 8, 2015 Dear Pitzer College Community, It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Professor Emeritus Allen Greenberger on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Allen was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 18, 1937. He joined the faculty of Pitzer College in 1966 and retired [Read More...]
July 8, 2015