Spotlights

Mother Nature’s Signal Flares

Char Miller '75Char Miller ’75 teaches in the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College. In this piece for the Spring/Summer 2018 Participant, he writes, "My first brush with the life-threatening nature of western wildfires came on a sizzling-hot day in October 1973."
July 27, 2018
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Pitzer College Receives $1.1 Million Mellon Grant to Expand Prison Education at The Claremont Colleges

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (July 10, 2018)—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Pitzer College a five-year $1.1 million grant to develop an integrated Claremont Colleges-wide Critical Justice Education (CJE) program. The multi-pronged CJE program will foster social change through the power of prison education and educate Claremont Colleges students and locally incarcerated individuals. The Critical Justice [Read More...]
July 10, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Rachel VanSickle-Ward ’99 Wins American Political Science Association Book Award

Rachel VanSickle-WardClaremont, Calif. (July 5, 2018)—The American Political Science Association has awarded Pitzer College Professor of Political Studies Rachel VanSickle-Ward ’99 a 2018 Herbert A. Simon Book Award for her book, The Devil Is in the Details: Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity. The APSA Public Administration Section’s annual award recognizes work that makes [Read More...]
July 5, 2018
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Pitzer Students Win 2018 Letters to an Elected Official Competition

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (June 22, 2018)—Pitzer College students Amber Burkhart ’20 and Blake Clement ’20 along with three of their “Inside-Out Prison Exchange” (incarcerated) classmates formed one of five winning teams of the national 2018 D4D Letters to an Elected Official Competition sponsored by the nonprofit Project Pericles. Each winning team receives $500 to support their [Read More...]
June 22, 2018
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Pitzer College’s Robert Redford Conservancy Earns Top LEED Rating for Green Building

Claremont, Calif. (June 1, 2018)—Pitzer College’s Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability has been awarded LEED Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).  LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building. The Redford Conservancy joins a slate of green buildings on Pitzer’s [Read More...]
June 1, 2018
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Professor Claudia Strauss’s New Book Takes an Anthropological Approach to Politics

Caludia Strauss Political Sentiments book coverClaremont, Calif. (May 24, 2018)–Pitzer College Professor of Anthropology Claudia Strauss’s new book, Political Sentiments and Social Movements: The Person in Politics and Culture, explores how ordinary people construct political meanings, form political identities and engage—or don’t—in politics. Strauss co-edited and contributed a chapter to the anthology, which is published by Palgrave MacMillan. Political Sentiments [Read More...]
May 24, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Carina Johnson Wins Two Prestigious Fellowships

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (May 15, 2018)—Pitzer College Professor of History Carina Johnson has been awarded two major fellowships: the Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin for fall 2018, and a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Historical Studies, in Princeton, NJ, for spring 2019. Both awards will support her project Homefront [Read More...]
May 15, 2018
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Pitzer College Students and Recent Grads Garner Prestigious Honors

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (May 11, 2018)—During the 2017-18 academic year, more than 40 Pitzer College students and recent graduates have won fellowships, scholarships and other academic honors. With these awards, they will research antibiotic-resistant infections, study fossil outcrops, learn Arabic in the Middle East, sow a peace garden in the Central Valley and teach in communities [Read More...]
May 11, 2018