Pitzer College Adopts Test-Blind Admission Policy
June 8, 2021
Nearly two decades after becoming the first college on the West Coast to adopt an SAT-optional admission policy, Pitzer College will switch to a test-blind admission policy for at least three years, beginning with the admission cycle for fall 2022.
Pitzer College Names Kimberly Shiner VP for College Advancement and Communications
May 24, 2021
Pitzer College has named Kimberly Shiner, a proven leader in higher education fundraising and external relations, as its new vice president for college advancement and communications effective August 1.
Pitzer College Students and Alumni Awarded 2021-22 Fulbright Fellowships
May 24, 2021
Seven Pitzer College seniors and alumni have been offered 2021-22 Fulbright Fellowships this year.
Four Pitzer Students Selected as 2021 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows
May 24, 2021
Pitzer College students Robert Green ’23, Quentin Jenkins Jr. ’23, Sergio Quechol ’23, and Jocelyn Vega-Robledo ’23 have been selected for the 2021 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program. The MMUF program is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the ranks of institutions of higher learning.
Congressperson Mondaire Jones Selected as Pitzer College’s 2021 Commencement Keynote Speaker
May 7, 2021
Congressperson Mondaire Jones (D-New York), a lifelong advocate for civil rights and civil liberties, will deliver the keynote address at Pitzer College’s virtual 2021 Commencement on Saturday, May 15.
The Princeton Review Dubs Pitzer a 2021 Best Value College
April 28, 2021
Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2021)—Pitzer College continues to garner top rankings among the nation’s liberal arts colleges for its value, commitment to the environment, and “making an impact.”
Pitzer Students and Alumni Recognized for Academic Excellence and Innovation
April 27, 2021
In the academic year of 2020-21, Pitzer College students and alumni have been awarded prestigious national and international fellowships, scholarships and grants.
Roots of Resistance
April 21, 2021
"Roots of Resistance: A Story of Gender, Race, and Labor on the North Coast of Honduras," by Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96, has just been released by University of Texas Press and is available online now.
Documentary Produced by Pitzer Professor and Students Premieres at Outfest/Fusion Film Fest
April 15, 2021
Claremont, Calif. (April 15, 2021)—Crystal Diaries, a feature documentary produced over three semesters in Professor Gina Lamb’s Media Arts for Social Justice course, will premiere at the Outfest/Fusion Film Festival, which runs from April 16 to April 20. The documentary, produced in collaboration with Encye Smith and Beyond the Runway, will be streamed at the festival. Professor [Read More...]
Freedom From Religion Foundation Endows Secular Studies Fund at Pitzer College
March 31, 2021
Claremont, Calif. (March 31, 2021)—The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has awarded Pitzer College a $300,000 gift to establish the FFRF Secular Studies Endowment. This gift will help Pitzer’s Secular Studies program fulfill its mission to increase understanding of—and disseminate knowledge about—secularism, atheism, agnosticism, humanism, naturalism, and freethought in societies and cultures, past and present. [Read More...]