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Senior Carlisle Micallef ’18 is First at Pitzer to Win a Competitive Scholarship to Attend Peking University’s Graduate Program

Carlisle Miscallef '18

Claremont, Calif. (April 10, 2018)—Pitzer College student Carlisle Micallef ’18 has been awarded a Yenching Scholarship for a fully funded, 12-month, interdisciplinary master’s program in Chinese studies at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China. Micallef is the first Pitzer student to be selected for the highly competitive program. Micallef, who is a [Read More…]

April 10, 2018
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Pitzer Named Among Most LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018

Pitzer College plaque on gate

Claremont, Calif. (April 4, 2018)—Pitzer College was named among the Top 20 for 2018 LGBTQ Friendly Colleges by According to the publication, the best colleges for LGBTQ support stand out in a number of ways: “The colleges that made the list for the 2018 top colleges have created a school that supports inclusion for [Read More…]

April 4, 2018
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Pitzer College Glass Humanities Lecture to Explore Alain Locke’s Prescience and Perspective with Speaker Jeffrey C. Stewart

Claremont, Calif. (March 29, 2018)—Jeffrey C. Stewart, author and professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the 2018 Glass Humanities Lecture at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at Pitzer College. His talk, “Cosmopolitanism and Culture: Alain Locke’s Vision for 21st Century America,” will draw from his new biography [Read More…]

March 29, 2018
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Pitzer College Seniors Win CMC Business Plan Competition

Claremont, Calif. (March 9, 2018)—A team of three Pitzer College students tied for first place in Claremont McKenna College’s Lightning Challenge, an overnight competition open to 5C students during CMC’s Entrepreneurship Week. Chava Friedman ’18, Noah Kline ’18 and Angelise Slifkin ’18 formed one of two teams that won a one-day race to create—and pitch—a [Read More…]

March 9, 2018
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Pitzer Professor and Alumna Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Wins Diversity Teaching Award

Claremont, Calif. (March 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was awarded a 2018 Claremont Colleges Diversity Teaching Award, which honors innovative educational activities and programs that address issues related to diversity and inclusion both inside and outside college classrooms. Portillo’s contributions to teaching and learning, along with those of Pomona College Professor Sara [Read More…]

March 8, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Daniel A. Segal Questions the Validity of Jane Goodall’s Link Between Chimpanzees’ Tool-Making Skills and Human Characteristics

Professor of Anthropology Daniel A. Segal

Claremont, Calif. (March 2, 2018)—In a new article in Anthropological Quarterly, “Witnessing Chimpanzee-Human Closeness: Jane Goodall at Gombe and Since,” Pitzer College Professor Daniel A. Segal challenges primatologist Jane Goodall’s claim that her early observations of chimpanzee “tool-making” revealed a fundamental similarity between chimpanzees and humans. For several decades, this claim about the near humanness [Read More…]

March 2, 2018