Press Releases

Pitzer College Earns A+ from Niche

Claremont, Calif. (September 15, 2017)—Pitzer College earned an “A+” Overall and “A+” for Academics in Niche’s 2018 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America rankings. Niche ranked Pitzer #30 among the College’s liberal arts peers and #8 on its “Best Test Optional Colleges in America” list. Niche’s Report Card included an “A” for Diversity and Value. [Read More…]

September 15, 2017
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Pitzer Alumnus Enrique Romero ’16 Builds Intercultural Understanding as a Fulbright Program Officer in Mexico

Claremont, Calif. (September 15, 2017)—Pitzer College alumnus Enrique Romero ’16, who taught English in Mexico as a 2016-17 Fulbright Fellow, is continuing his efforts to promote international understanding as a program officer for the Fulbright Commission in Mexico City. In his new role with the United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), Romero [Read More…]

September 15, 2017
Press Releases

Pitzer Ranked as One of Nation’s Best and Most Diverse Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

Pitzer College plaque on gate

Claremont, Calif. (September 12, 2017)—In U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges rankings released today, Pitzer College ranked #33 and is rated among the country’s top 20 schools for “Best Ethnic Diversity” and least student debt. The U.S. News “Best Ethnic Diversity” category recognizes schools “where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from [Read More…]

September 12, 2017
Press Releases

Pitzer College Art Galleries and LACE present Juan Downey: Radiant Nature

Juan Downey Radiant Nature

Rarely seen work by renowned Chilean-born artist is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time LA/LA Initiative Claremont, Calif. (August 21, 2017)—Juan Downey: Radiant Nature, a new joint exhibition by Pitzer College Art Galleries and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), brings to life interactive works by the Chilean-born artist Juan Downey (1940–93) that haven’t been [Read More…]

August 24, 2017
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Pitzer Alumnus Alfredo Valencia ’14 Wins HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Exceptional Graduate Students

Alfredo (Freddy) Valencia '14 working in the lab

Claremont, Calif. (August 22, 2017)—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Pitzer College alumnus Alfredo “Freddy” Valencia ’14 as one of its 39 new Gilliam fellows. HHMI awards Gilliam Fellowships to “exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the [Read More…]

August 22, 2017
Press Releases

Professor Peter Nardi’s New Book Fosters Critical Thinking Skills in an Era of Questionable Claims

Peter Nardi - Critical Thinking, Tools for Evaluating Research

Claremont, Calif. (August 21, 2017)—Professor Emeritus of Sociology Peter Nardi’s new book, Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research, gives students the tools they need to analyze and interpret the vast quantities of information they process during their undergraduate years. The 168-page volume, published by the University of California Press, is a concise primer written for [Read More…]

August 21, 2017
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Fitch Reaffirms Pitzer College’s “A” and “Outlook Stable” Rating

Claremont, Calif. (August 18, 2017)—Pitzer College receives “outlook stable and an ‘A’” rating from Fitch Ratings. Fitch says “the ‘A’ rating reflects Pitzer’s strong market position and demand characteristics supported by membership in The Claremont Colleges (TCC) consortium and its consistently positive operating performance, inclusive of endowment spending, which drives healthy liquid resources.” They credit [Read More…]

August 18, 2017
Spotlights

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Keck Dean and Astrophysicist Ulysses J. Sofia Illuminates the Solar Eclipse In anticipation of the first total eclipse of the sun visible from North America in nearly 40 years, we asked our own resident astrophysicist, Keck Science Department Dean Ulysses J. Sofia, for a couple of reflections on the moment when the moon passes between [Read More…]

August 17, 2017
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Professor Joe Parker Explores Democracy Beyond the Nation State

Claremont, Calif. (August 2, 2017)—In his new book, Democracy Beyond the Nation State: Practicing Equality, Pitzer College Professor Joe Parker asks how democracy can “serve all rather than the few” and address fundamental issues of inequality. Published by Routledge, Democracy Beyond the Nation State examines communities that practice “horizontal democracy” where governance is broadly inclusive [Read More…]

August 2, 2017