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Pitzer Honored With Carnegie Classification for Its Commitment to Community Engagement 

Overlaying a Pitzer campus photo is a circle logo for Carnegie Elective Classifications - Classification for Community Engagement. The logo is ringed in orange and has an illustration of a tree in the center with large blue, teal, green, purple, and yellow leaves.Claremont, Calif. — Jan. 11, 2024 — Pitzer College has been chosen as a recipient of a 2024 Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement.   Pitzer is among 368 institutions across the country holding this designation, which acknowledges a deep commitment to community engagement and to effectively collaborating with community partners in substantial and impactful ways.  [Read More...]
January 11, 2024
Press Releases | Spotlights

Arts Council Fellow Micah Huang ’13 to Continue His Sonic Exploration of Injustice at Los Angeles Festival 

Micah Huang has long black hair in a braid and wraps red tulle fabric around his shoulders while looking intensely at the camera. Huang is wearing a black shirt and jeans and stands against a dark gray background.Micah Huang’s ’13 work as a composer, musician, and sound artist exposes social injustices as well as explores music’s ability to heal and transform.  As a Fulbright fellow, Huang visited Hungary to work alongside the marginalized Roma people to amplify and help preserve their musical traditions. Two of his recent pieces, Blood on Gold Mountain, [Read More...]
December 13, 2023
Press Releases | Sagehen Athletics

Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Cross Country Claims National and SCIAC Championships With Historic Wins 

The Pomona-Pitzer men’s cross country team gather on the field in two rows as they raise hands in a number one gesture. One player at the center raises a large red trophy over his head and another player waves a blue flag with orange text that reads PPXC. Players in the front row hold up a blue sign with white text that reads 2023 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Champion.Claremont, Calif. — Dec. 4, 2023 — With impressive feats on the track, the Sagehens men’s cross country team has clinched three major wins in Division III athletics this fall—including a one-point victory on the national level.  At the end of October, Pomona-Pitzer’s team ran to their third-straight SCIAC Championship in dominant fashion finishing with [Read More...]
December 4, 2023
Press Releases

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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Pitzer’s First-Year Seminars Explore AI, Musical Theater, and Political Geometry 

Four students converse as they sit around a circular wood table with their notebooks, pens, and highlighters. A professor stands behind them while holding a tablet.What if you could take a class that experiments with science writing using ChatGPT? Or a class that explores how Wicked and Hamilton shape politics? Or a class that asks what makes us human? Pitzer College’s first-year seminars (FYS) introduce students to a multitude of topics that encourage critical thinking and push academic writing beyond the five-paragraph outline.
November 17, 2023
Press Releases | Spotlights

Incarceration to Reintegration: Kenneth Butler ’22 Helps Pilot Program in Uganda 

Kenneth Butler stands in front of a class while reading from a paper in his hand. Butler wears a black polo shirt with the yellow logo for PEP-Uganda on the upper left corner. To his right is a black banner for the Reintegration Academy with the statement “Education is liberation, a commitment to commitment, change agents making change, forgiveness & healing, restorative justice, inspire empower.”When Kenneth Butler ’22 was released in 2021 after 15 years of incarceration, he was on his way to a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College. However, he didn’t yet know how to rebuild his place in the community and start his career.  Butler turned to the Reintegration Academy, an eight-week program that teaches formerly incarcerated individuals about life skills, career development, and vocational education. Now, Butler is helping expand the academy in Uganda as part of his Fulbright.
November 8, 2023