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‘An Endless Amount of Resources’: The New Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness Redefines Athletic Excellence

Peyton Mullarkey holds a basketball between his hands as he sits on the Cecil the Sagehen logo in the middle of the basketball court. He has short brown hair and wears a blue practice uniform and gray sneakers. Behind him is a basketball net and a blue wall with Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in blue text with a white outline. Pomona-Pitzer is in smaller plain script and Sagehens is in large cursive script.A basketball thumps on the court like a heartbeat. Wheels whir on a Peloton bike. Orange dumbbells rise and fall. Feet brush against vibrant green turf. Zumba dancers move in sync with upbeat music. California sunlight pours from tall windows, shining on rich blue walls, pale oak wood, and state-of-the-art equipment in almost every size and shape. Such are the sights and sounds of the 100,000-square-foot Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness (CARW)—the new nest of Sagehen Athletics’ 21 varsity teams and the Pomona-Pitzer community. According to Director of Athletics Miriam Merrill, this facility “ushers in a new definition of wellness and what it can look like.”
March 22, 2023
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Grace Greene ’20 Blends Brain Science, Social Impact, and Tech  

Grace Greene wears an orange collared shirt, a silver nose ring, and hoop earrings and has long dark hair in braids.Is social media our society’s downfall—or a tool for change? Pitzer College alumna Grace Greene ’20 believes in the latter. As a research associate at the social innovation lab and impact investor Hopelab, Greene combines behavioral science and technology powered by and for youth. Discover how Greene wields her cognitive science major, study abroad experience in four countries, and commitment to social justice to make the digital narrative more inclusive. 
March 21, 2023
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Classicist Sasha-Mae Eccleston to Deliver Pitzer College’s 2023 Glass Humanities Lecture

A black-and-white photo of Sasha-Mae Eccleston, who wears hoop earrings and has long black hair.Internationally renowned classicist Sasha-Mae Eccleston will deliver the 2023 Stephen and Sandra Glass Annual Humanities Lecture on Monday, April 24, at 4 p.m. Her talk, “Mettle, Metal, and Medal, or Autotheorizing Contemporary Classical Scholarship,” will take place in Pitzer College’s Benson Auditorium. Eccleston’s innovative research, teaching, and organization building not only challenge her field to confront how it has furthered and benefited from racism but also demonstrates the value of thinking simultaneously about critical theories of race and texts from Ancient Greek- and Latin-speaking worlds.
March 17, 2023
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Sanya Dhama ’24 Wins Projects for Peace Award to Empower Youth in Public Health Education

Sanya Dhama ’24 has been awarded $10,000 by Projects for Peace to create an educational task force and develop a curriculum to improve public health decision-making for students in Inland Empire school districts. Dhama’s project, “Youth Health Education to Empower and Protect,” will bring together health professionals, epidemiologists, pedagogists, and stakeholders including teachers and students. [Read More...]
March 10, 2023
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Six Sagehens to Be Inducted Into Pomona-Pitzer Hall of Fame

An angled photo of the first floor taken from the second floor. On the left is a photo collage of Sagehens student-athletes playing basketball, football, soccer, baseball, swimming, and other sports against a blue backdrop. On the right is white shelf full of trophies with blue text above it that reads Pomona-Pitzer Wall of Champions. A comfortable gray couch and chair are scattered across dark blue striped textured carpet.The Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six individuals on April 14. Those being inducted include Pitzer College alumni Ruchi Patel ’09 for volleyball and Jose “Chico” Cortez ’09 for baseball. Over the course of her career, Patel earned All-American Honorable Mention, First Team All-West, two-time First Team All-SCIAC selection, two-time Team MVP, and captain her senior season. During his time with the baseball team, Cortez was an All-American all four years at Pomona-Pitzer, two-time West Player of the Year in 2002–2003, four-time First Team All-SCIAC Selection, and a two-time SCIAC Champion with the team in 2002 and 2003.
March 9, 2023

Human Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Nadia Murad to Speak at Pitzer College’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Nadia MuradNadia Murad, an internationally acclaimed human rights activist and co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, will deliver the commencement address to Pitzer College’s Class of 2023 at this spring’s Commencement ceremony on May 13, 2023. “We are deeply honored to have Nadia Murad joining us for this exciting high point of Pitzer’s academic year,” said Jill Klein, interim president of Pitzer College. “She is an inspiring and critically important global advocate against war and violence, and we are thrilled to have her participate in our celebration and share her powerful story with our graduates as they prepare to leave college and enter the world.”
March 2, 2023
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Honoring Past and Present: Inaugural Founders Day Features the ‘Women of the Sixties’

Six of Pitzer’s early alumnae stand with their arms around each other and smile. Behind them are people gathered in orange chairs around round tables.Sixty years ago, Pitzer College was nothing more than a dirt field, a pile of rocks, and a dream. The founding members inspired generations of students to take ownership of their education and build a transformative community. On February 21, 2023, Pitzer hosted an inaugural Founders Day event to celebrate its sixtieth anniversary and the people who made that possible. Dubbed the “Women of the Sixties,” the first Pitzer graduates returned to campus to share their groundbreaking history with students, faculty, and other alumni.
February 27, 2023
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Madison Quan ’22 Makes History in Women’s Basketball

Madison Quan wears her long dark hair in a ponytail and a white basketball uniform with Pomona-Pitzer in blue text and 12 in orange text on the front. She jobs across the court against a backdrop of a blurred out crowd in the navy blue bleachers.Madison Quan ’22 is the SCIAC Offensive Player of the Year as announced by the SCIAC. A recent Pitzer alum and a current Claremont Graduate University student, Quan played this season as a Sagehen after missing one year to Covid as an undergraduate. Quan becomes the first SCIAC Player of the Year in program history after she leaves her mark all over the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Basketball record books. Quan ends her career sixth in all-time points with 1,313, the all-time leader in three-pointers with 164, fifth in career assists with 359, and third in career steals with 285.
February 23, 2023