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The Racial Wealth Gap

Black Wealth/White Wealth by Melvin L Oliver and Thomas M. ShapiroClaremont, 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.
March 24, 2021
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An Academic Influencer: Pitzer Ranks #31 on New Best Liberal Arts Colleges List

Academic Influence LogoPitzer 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.
February 24, 2021
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Caregiving and Political Engagement in the Era of COVID

Rachel VanSickle-Ward, professor of political studiesProfessor 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.”
February 9, 2021
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Pitzer College Launches Country’s First Inside-Out Bachelor’s Degree Program for the Incarcerated

Pitzer College Tree from logo 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.
December 10, 2020