The Racial Wealth Gap
March 24, 2021
Claremont, Calif. (March 24, 2021)—Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver and Brandeis University Professor Thomas M. Shapiro literally wrote the book on the racial wealth gap more than 25 years ago. First published in 1995, Oliver and Shapiro’s Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality changed the way we understand economic disparities and their connection to policy, history, and systemic racism in America.
Pitzer College Art Galleries Receives Pasadena Art Alliance Grant for Sadie Barnette Exhibition
March 10, 2021
The Pasadena Art Alliance has awarded the Pitzer College Art Galleries a $12,000 grant for its exhibition Sadie Barnette: Legacy & Legend, opening on August 31, 2021. A partnership between Pitzer College Art Galleries and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Legacy & Legend is Sadie Barnette’s most ambitious exhibition to date.
Pitzer Professor Judith V. Grabiner Wins American Mathematical Society’s Whiteman Prize
March 5, 2021
The American Mathematical Society (AMS) added another chapter to the storied career of Pitzer Professor Judith V. Grabiner when it named her the winner of its 2021 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize. The Whiteman Prize, awarded every three years, recognizes “notable exposition and exceptional scholarship in the history of mathematics.”
Pitzer College is a Fulbright Program Top Producer for 13th Consecutive Year
February 24, 2021
For the 13th consecutive year, Pitzer College is a top producer of 2020-21 Fulbright US Student Program awardees among liberal arts colleges, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
An Academic Influencer: Pitzer Ranks #31 on New Best Liberal Arts Colleges List
February 24, 2021
Pitzer College was ranked #31 on the 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities of 2021 list released by Academic Influence, a new college rankings site run by a team of academics and data scientists. Based on the premise that “people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great,” Academic Influence’s rankings factor in “academic influencers”—including faculty and alumni.
Pitzer Alumnus Sam Horowitz ’20 Tackles Global Challenges as a Yale University Kerry Fellow
February 19, 2021
Sam Horowitz ’20 has been named a 2020–21 Kerry Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. He is a first-year master of environmental management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment, specializing in environmental policy analysis.
Caregiving and Political Engagement in the Era of COVID
February 9, 2021
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Professor of Political Studies and Pitzer College alumna Rachel VanSickle-Ward ’99 and three other researchers have received a $30,000 grant from the Center for American Women and Politics for their proposed research project “Conceptualizing Caregiving and its Consequences for Attitudes and Engagement.”
Baleigh McCuskey Hired as First Female Assistant Coach for Pomona-Pitzer Football
February 2, 2021
Pomona-Pitzer Football announced today that Baleigh McCuskey has been promoted to Outside Linebackers Coach, joining the shortlist of female position coaches in NCAA Division III football. McCuskey previously served as the Director of Football Operations after she joined the Sagehen football staff in 2019.
Pitzer College Launches Country’s First Inside-Out Bachelor’s Degree Program for the Incarcerated
December 10, 2020
Incarcerated men at California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco, CA, can now earn a bachelor’s of arts degree from one of the country’s top liberal arts colleges. Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges, is the first university or college in the country to develop a bachelor’s degree program for the incarcerated based on a sustainable inside-out curriculum. The inaugural cohort of eight incarcerated students in the Pitzer Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA are expected to graduate by the end of 2021.
Pitzer College Professor Tarrah Krajnak Wins Award for Documentary Work
December 4, 2020
The product of seven years’ worth of Tarrah Krajnak’s work documenting a turbulent period in the history of Lima, Peru, and its impact on her life have garnered the Pitzer College associate professor of art the 2020 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize.