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Student Projects Honoring Indigenous Learning and Memory Receive Projects for Peace Awards

Taeya Boi-Doku’s ’24 work on Afroecology and an oral history project developed by Jansikwe Medina-Tayac ’25 and Alexander Rodriguez ’24 have been awarded 2024 Projects for Peace awards in recognition of their efforts to promote peace and understanding. Each award includes $10,000 in support of their efforts to implement and complete the projects. The Projects [Read More...]
May 15, 2024

Pitzer Breaks Fundraising Record During the Season of Giving

Claremont, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2024 —Pitzer closed 2023 with a record-setting Season of Giving campaign that far exceeded previous years and marked a major milestone in Pitzer’s recent fundraising history. Propelled by the support of many alumni and families, along with several special challenges, Pitzer netted more than $1.1 million during the campaign, which [Read More...]
January 22, 2024
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Pitzer College Celebrates the Class of 2023 with a Festive, Moving Commencement Ceremony

Claremont, Calif. (May 24, 2023)—Global activist Nadia Murad has spoken before the United Nations Security Council and many other high-profile organizations and audiences about human trafficking and genocide. This May, she brought her powerful message to Claremont and addressed another important group. “People often ask me what it takes to be an activist,” she said. [Read More...]
May 24, 2023
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The Magnificent Nine: Pitzer Announces 2023 Fulbright Recipients

Claremont, Calif. (May 5, 2023)—Nine members of the Class of 2023 have been offered 2023–24 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants so far this year. “We’re thrilled to have another outstanding Fulbright performance by our students this year,” said Professor of Political Studies Nigel Boyle, who oversees Pitzer’s Office of Fellowships, “and we’re not done yet.” [Read More...]
May 5, 2023
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Two Students Receive 2023 Watson Fellowships to Study Climate-Resilient Food Systems and Changing Water Resources

Claremont, Calif. (April 5, 2023)—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 [Read More...]
April 5, 2023
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Sanya Dhama ’24 Wins Projects for Peace Award to Empower Youth in Public Health Education

Sanya Dhama has long straight dark hair and wears two thin gold necklaces and a green top.Sanya Dhama ’24 has been awarded $10,000 by Projects for Peace to create an educational task force and develop a curriculum to improve public health decision-making for students in Inland Empire school districts. Dhama’s project, “Youth Health Education to Empower and Protect,” will bring together health professionals, epidemiologists, pedagogists, and stakeholders including teachers and students. [Read More...]
March 10, 2023
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2023 Napier Fellows Empower Communities as Social Change Agents

Gang violence, eco-friendly environments, and support for trans communities—four Pitzer seniors have been named 2023 Napier Fellows for developing projects that address the needs and challenges connected with each of these issues. Danny Camarena ’23, Jorge Angel Lizarraga ’23, Michelle Muturi ’23, and Sergio Quechol ’23 are among this year’s 12 Napier Fellows, a program [Read More...]
February 16, 2023