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San Manuel Grant Will Enhance Efforts to Support Native and Indigenous Students, Community Outreach

Pitzer orange tree logoClaremont, Calif. – Nov. 30, 2023 – Pitzer College announces a $60,000 grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in support of the College’s efforts to support Native and Indigenous students and communities through cultural education, archives, oral histories, internship opportunities, and relationships with local tribes. The grant will provide funding to the [Read More...]
November 30, 2023
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Strom C. Thacker Inaugurated as Pitzer College’s Seventh President

CLAREMONT Calif. — October 20, 2023 — Strom C. Thacker was inaugurated as Pitzer College’s seventh president Friday in a ceremony that highlighted his Claremont roots and his vision of Pitzer as a steadfast model for other institutions of higher education. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, college and university delegates, and other guests gathered on [Read More...]
October 20, 2023
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Pitzer College Among Top Schools in Rankings

Claremont, Calif. (September 18, 2023)—Pitzer College again appears in the rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. In the category of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, U.S. News ranks Pitzer at No. 39 among 204 colleges in a tie with Denison University, Kenyon College, Spelman College, and others. U.S. News also ranks Pitzer [Read More...]
September 18, 2023
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Julia Haft-Candell’s “The Yet To Be” Explores the Infinite at Pitzer College Art Galleries

Julia Haft-Candell, ceramic sculpture and details, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. (Photo: Nik Massey) Artist Julia Haft-Candell’s mixed-media work reflects her concept of The Infinite—a philosophy of rethinking and creating new systems. Haft-Candell will further this exploration with related exhibitions, “The Yet To Be,” opening this fall at Pitzer [Read More...]
September 8, 2023
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Pitzer College Continues to Rise in Latest Princeton Review Rankings

When it comes to students having an impact, being politically active, LGBTQ-friendly, or mindful about the environment and community service, Pitzer College is among the top schools featured in the new edition of Princeton Review’s “The Best 389 Colleges 2024.” The Review’s annual ranking features categories ranging from campus life (best food, friendliest students, best [Read More...]
August 30, 2023
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Pitzer Finalizes Collective Bargaining Agreement

The following announcement was released to the College community from Pitzer’s Office of the Treasurer earlier this week on August 21: Good Afternoon, We are pleased to announce that the CBA has been finalized. Pitzer College and UNITE HERE Local 11 will enter into a three-year collective bargaining agreement starting September 4, 2023. Overall, the [Read More...]
August 24, 2023
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Pitzer College Bestows Degrees on Three “Inside” Students in its Inside-Out Program  

There were smiles all around at the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco on August 8 as three students from Pitzer College’s Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program received diplomas and walked across the stage as newly minted graduates with bachelor’s degrees. The three men—Steven Jennings ’23, Pedro Rivera ’23, and Devin Rose ’23—all completed their degrees while [Read More...]
August 23, 2023
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Pitzer Alumnus and Fulbright Scholar Becomes Fashion Model for a Cause

File this story under “other duties as assigned.” Pitzer College graduate Ben Sievers ’22 recently completed a prestigious Fulbright fellowship, which involved researching attitudes toward measles vaccination in remote Cambodian villages. Little did he know what else awaited him during his 10 months in the country. Along with other non-measles-related research projects – including looking [Read More...]
August 3, 2023