Pitzer College Celebrates the Class of 2023 with a Festive, Moving Commencement Ceremony
May 24, 2023
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...]
Michelle Muturi ’23 Wins 2023 Napier Award to Improve the Experiences of Kenyan Schoolchildren
May 12, 2023
Claremont, Calif. (May 12, 2023)—Michelle Muturi ’23 wants to turn the junk plastic found in her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya, into something beautiful and unexpected. Eco-bricks. Her idea for recycling discarded plastic to create bricks that will be used to beautify and improve several schools in Nairobi has been awarded a 2023 Napier Initiative Award. [Read More...]
The Magnificent Nine: Pitzer Announces 2023 Fulbright Recipients
May 5, 2023
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...]
Two Students Receive 2023 Watson Fellowships to Study Climate-Resilient Food Systems and Changing Water Resources
April 5, 2023
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...]
Sanya Dhama ’24 Wins Projects for Peace Award to Empower Youth in Public Health Education
March 10, 2023
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...]
2023 Napier Fellows Empower Communities as Social Change Agents
February 16, 2023
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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...]
Ben Willett ’23 Sets Program Records in Men’s Swim and Dive
January 31, 2023
The Pomona-Pitzer men's swim and dive team closed out their regular season home meets with a 202-92 victory over the Caltech Beavers. Pitzer’s Ben Willett ’23 highlighted the Sagehens’ efforts with program records in both the 1m and 3m dives.
Pitzer College Art Galleries Presents 2022 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Shift + Ground
April 27, 2022
Pitzer College Art Galleries presents the work of Pitzer seniors Jack Contreras ’22, Lily Fillwalk ’22, Claire Manning ’22, Olivia Meehan ’22, Max Otake ’22, Julia Duran Stewart ’22, and Zoe Storz ’22 in the 2022 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Shift + Ground. The exhibition will be in Pitzer College’s Nichols Gallery, Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Scott Hall, and the Academic Quad from April 28 to May 14. An in-person opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will take place on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m., at the Grove House.
Emilio Pantoja ’24 Earns Scholarship to Program Designed to Increase Diversity in Economics
March 24, 2022
Pitzer College sophomore Emilio Pantoja '24 has been awarded a scholarship to the American Economic Association Summer Program (AEASP), a prestigious program created for students who can demonstrate that they will help diversify the economics profession.
Napier Initiative 2021-22 Fellows Announced
December 15, 2021
Pitzer College seniors Kenneth Butler ’22, Jessica Sass ’22, and Benjamin Sievers ’22 have been named 2021-22 Napier Fellows by the Napier Initiative, a partnership between Pilgrim Place senior community and The Claremont Colleges dedicated to encouraging leadership for social change.