Press Releases | Spotlights

Susan Warren ’78 Inspires Children’s Love for Learning on Pitzer’s Campus 

Susan Warren holds her toddler grandson on her hip with one arm and holds a pale yellow reptile in her other hand. Warren and her grandson wear red Project think shirts with the logo of a line drawing of The Thinker sculpture.As Pitzer alumna Susan Warren ’78 stands on the campus she knew as a first-generation college student, she laughs joyfully at the sea of red T-shirts and children squealing and romping around the grassy mounds. Such a scene has played out many times since Warren founded Project Think 40 years ago. From the STEAM academic enrichment nonprofit Project Think to Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center, Warren has helped found local, innovative education programming.
April 24, 2023
Press Releases | Spotlights

Diego Borgsdorf Fuenzalida ’24 and Jaspa Ureña ’24 Awarded Curatorial Apprenticeships for First-Generation and Students of Color

Jaspa Ureña stands behind a leafy green plant and has an orange, red, and yellow crocheted circle and a pair of round black glasses over their face. Ureña has curly light brown hair and wears a white sweater. Diego Borgsdorf Fuenzalida has short wavy dark brown hair and wears a white collared shirt with a purple tie.Pitzer College students Diego Borgsdorf Fuenzalida ’24 and Jaspa Ureña ’23 have received an award from the Pitzer College Art Galleries to complete in-depth curatorial apprenticeships. Available to first-generation and students of color, the Benjamin Godsill ’00 and Anna Burns Student Apprenticeship Award provides the chance to work with two of Los Angeles’ most dynamic non-profit arts organizations: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) in Hollywood and Fulcrum Arts in Pasadena.
April 18, 2023
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The Power of Two: Enriching Student Academic Experiences With Co-Taught Classes

Jon Shields and Phil Zuckerman sit beside each other at a long wood table. They smile and look to their left at a student offscreen. Shields is bald and wears a long-sleeved dark blue and white plaid shirt. Zuckerman is bald and wears black glasses and a blue sweater. Copies of the book Irreversible Damage are in front of each of them.In a co-taught Pitzer class, education is an experiment in collaboration. This year, several dynamic professor duos have reached across subjects, disciplines, and even the Claremont Colleges to enrich their students’ academic experience and hands-on engagement. See how faculty have explored interdisciplinary dialogue and student-driven curriculum in political science, modern languages, and sociology and government. “Interdisciplinary learning expands the mind’s intellectual horizons,” said Professor Phil Zuckerman. “It makes you a better thinker and citizen.” 
April 17, 2023
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Roberta Espinoza to Deliver Melvin L. Oliver Racial Justice Initiative Lecture on Counterspaces for Minoritized Students

A headshot of Roberta Espinoza. Espinoza has long wavy dark brown hair and wears a dark blue blazer and black and silver beaded necklace.Sociology scholar and former Pitzer dean Roberta Espinoza returns to campus on April 18 for the spring Melvin L. Oliver Racial Justice Initiative Lecture. Drawing from over 10 years of working in diverse higher education environments, Espinoza will share her talk “Validating and Supporting Counterspaces for Minoritized Students at Liberal Arts Colleges.” The reception is at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. in the Founders Room of Pitzer’s McConnell Center.
April 11, 2023
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Two Students Receive 2023 Watson Fellowships to Study Climate-Resilient Food Systems and Changing Water Resources

To pursue their studies of vulnerable populations around the world, Thomas Martinez ’23 and Ella Meyer ’23 have been awarded the 2023 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The $40,000 one-year fellowship is awarded to undergraduates in their senior year so that they can conduct independent study projects outside of the U.S. An Environmental Policy/Economics combined major, [Read More...]
April 5, 2023
Press Releases | Sagehen Athletics

‘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