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Pitzer Finalizes Collective Bargaining Agreement

The following announcement was released to the College community from Pitzer’s Office of the Treasurer earlier this week on August 21: Good Afternoon, We are pleased to announce that the CBA has been finalized. Pitzer College and UNITE HERE Local 11 will enter into a three-year collective bargaining agreement starting September 4, 2023. Overall, the [Read More...]
August 24, 2023
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Pitzer College Bestows Degrees on Three “Inside” Students in its Inside-Out Program  

There were smiles all around at the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco on August 8 as three students from Pitzer College’s Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program received diplomas and walked across the stage as newly minted graduates with bachelor’s degrees. The three men—Steven Jennings ’23, Pedro Rivera ’23, and Devin Rose ’23—all completed their degrees while [Read More...]
August 23, 2023
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Pitzer College Receives $1.8 Million to Research Regenerative Farming and Solar Energy

A bright afternoon shines over a green field with long strips of blue solar panels.Claremont, Calif. (August 18, 2023)—Regenerative farming and clean energy together have the power to revolutionize Southern California’s landscape. To explore how this agricultural approach can improve regional food systems, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is awarding Pitzer College $1.8 million to study agrivoltaics—regenerative farming soil practices paired with solar energy production on the same land. This is the first FFAR Seeding Solutions grant for a project in Southern California.
August 18, 2023
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Pitzer Alumnus and Fulbright Scholar Becomes Fashion Model for a Cause

File this story under “other duties as assigned.” Pitzer College graduate Ben Sievers ’22 recently completed a prestigious Fulbright fellowship, which involved researching attitudes toward measles vaccination in remote Cambodian villages. Little did he know what else awaited him during his 10 months in the country. Along with other non-measles-related research projects – including looking [Read More...]
August 3, 2023
Press Releases | Spotlights

Crystal Rodriguez ’23: Artist, Community Advocate, and New Resources Student

Claremont, Calif. (July 28, 2023)—Meet Crystal Rodriguez ’23, a New Resources student who graduated as a studio art major and is the new Hecker Community Fellow at Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center (CEC). The CEC utilizes institutional power, partner collaboration, faculty expertise, and student action to advance social justice on campus and in the surrounding community.
July 28, 2023
Press Releases | Sagehen Athletics

From All-Star to Coach: Madison Quan ’22 Makes a Slam Dunk

Madison Quan wears black graduation robe with a purple lei, a gray stole, and an orange and blue stole. Quan holds up the diploma from CGU and tucks a bouquet of red roses in her left arm. Quan has long straight dark brown hair.Claremont, Calif. (July 20, 2023)—Madison Quan ’22 can boast many firsts. She became the first in her family to graduate from college and the first to graduate from grad school. She earned the first SCIAC Player of the Year title in Pomona-Pitzer women’s basketball history. She joined the first SCIAC women’s basketball team to play internationally against pro teams. Quan keeps her love for the sport alive by coaching her former team and designing team culture workshops at the Hive.
July 20, 2023
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A Pitzer-CMC Delegation Visits the West Bank

A group of faculty and students from Pitzer College and Claremont McKenna College recently visited Birzeit University in the West Bank to learn more about Palestinian higher education institutions. A highlight of the May trip was a meeting with Birzeit University President Beshara Doumani (and others), who discussed the challenges facing the university and other [Read More...]
July 20, 2023
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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Cites Pitzer President Emeritus Melvin L. Oliver’s Research in SCOTUS Affirmative Action Dissent

Claremont, Calif. (July 12, 2023)—In her dissent to the Supreme Court’s June decision against affirmative action in college admissions, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson cited Pitzer President Emeritus Melvin L. Oliver’s research regarding racial wealth disparity in America. Jackson pulled several of her points from Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on [Read More...]
July 12, 2023
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Mellon Foundation Awards Pitzer $1.1 Million to Build on Efforts to Support Incarcerated Students

Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2023)—Pitzer College has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the Critical Justice Education (CJE) program. The grant will enable CJE’s further integration in the Claremont Colleges as well as an expansion of Pitzer’s highly successful Inside-Out program, which offers a radical and [Read More...]
June 14, 2023
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Pitzer’s Costa Rica Summer Health Program Celebrates 25 Years

Pitzer students stand in a group photo with ICADs staff and Ann Stromberg, who is on the far right with short gray hair.Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2023)—What could a Pitzer study abroad experience look like? Imagine a summer when a lush cloud forest blankets the landscape; when Spanish flows as easily as water; when clinics, schools, and homes open their doors to a rich understanding of well-being in a country with almost universal healthcare. For 25 years, Pitzer’s Costa Rica Summer Health Program has provided students with experiences like these as they discover public health in a new context.
June 14, 2023