Pitzer College Media Statement on Study Abroad Program Changes

April 2, 2024 — Pitzer College has removed study abroad programs in 11 countries, including one at the University of Haifa in Israel, from its pre-approved list because they did not meet certain of the criteria outlined in the college’s guiding principles for Study Abroad and International programs, specifically, lack of enrollments for at least [Read More...]
April 2, 2024
Press Releases | Spotlights

For Pratya Poosala ’24, Storytelling and Radical Listening Can Improve Healthcare 

Pratya Poosala holds up her children’s book titled Rajulko Rukh. The book cover is a digital illustration of a brown monkey sitting on a tree by a street. Poosala has dark wavy hair pulled back and wears a blue top and white pants.Does storytelling belong in labs and medical offices? Pratya Poosala ’24 would argue yes. Poosala enjoyed her STEM classes as a behavioral neuroscience major, but she still had a passion for the humanities. Her solution was adding a self-designed major in narrative medicine. “The way that science is taught sometimes tends to be detached from the humanities. As someone interested in a healthcare career, I think it’s important we not only learn how to be good scientists and researchers but also good people—people who work with communities.”
March 20, 2024
Press Releases

CASA Pitzer Celebrates 25 Years of Community Activism in the Inland Empire

CASA Pitzer students and staff take a group photo in front of an orange wall with CASA Pitzer's name and mission in white text.Critical Action & Social Advocacy (CASA) Pitzer has experienced many transformations during its 25 years of justice-oriented learning and collaboration. Today CASA Pitzer resides in downtown Ontario in the historic Frankish Building—where murals, natural light, diagonal bookshelves, and cozy furniture welcome everyone who comes in. It is here that activist research and community building become one.
March 13, 2024
Press Releases

Irvine Foundation Presents Leadership Award to Michele Siqueiros ’95 for Her Educational Access Advocacy

Michele Siqueiros ’95 has been selected as a recipient of a 2024 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. The award recognizes leaders in California whose innovative solutions to critical state challenges are improving lives and creating opportunities throughout the state. Siqueiros serves as the president of The Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit policy advocacy and [Read More...]
March 5, 2024
Press Releases | Sagehen Athletics

Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Golf Wins SCIAC I

Katelyn Vo makes a stroke on the golf course. Vo wears the golf uniform of a white cap and white skirt with a blue shirt.The No. 1-ranked Pomona-Pitzer women’s golf team finished as champions of the SCIAC I Tournament with Katelyn Vo PO’24 tying for the SCIAC I individual title last weekend at Los Lagos. Pomona-Pitzer owned the course against a stacked SCIAC I competition at Los Lagos with the Sagehens finishing with the highest number of pars as [Read More...]
March 4, 2024

An Oscar-Nominated Film and Discussion Explore the Racial Wealth Gap

The Barber of Little Rock presents an intimate picture of the racial wealth gap in the community of Arlo Washington, a barber in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose vision of a just economy led him to create a nonprofit community bank. Earlier this week the Pitzer community welcomed Washington and John Hoffman, one of the film’s [Read More...]
February 21, 2024
Press Releases

Pitzer College Named Top Fulbright Producer in 2023–24

The Fulbright logo of white lines criss-crossing through a blue circle is overlayed on a blue badge with a gray outline and a dark burgundy ribbon cutting through the middle of the badge and above the circle. White text on the logo reads Fulbright Top Producer U.S. Student Program 2023 2024.Pitzer College has been chosen as one of the top producers of students for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 2023–24, according to an announcement earlier this week from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the [Read More...]
February 13, 2024