Press Releases

Writer Mark Arax Explores California Water Issues in Pitzer College’s 2019 Sullivan Lecture

Claremont, Calif. (January 23, 2019)—Award-winning journalist and California water historian Mark Arax will deliver the 2019 John D. Sullivan Memorial Lecture at Pitzer College on February 15. Drawing on his forthcoming book, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Dust and Water Across California, Arax will explore California’s complicated relationship to water, ranging from the state’s century-old water [Read More...]
January 23, 2019

Parent keynote by Political and Cultural Commentator David Brooks P’16

President Laura Skandera Trombley: It’s wonderful to see all of you here this afternoon and, yes, you’re absolutely in for a treat! David is a talented political and cultural commentator who has been an op-ed columnist with the New York Times since 2003, he’s worked as an editorial writer and film reviewer for the Washington [Read More...]
March 11, 2015

Keynote Commencement Address by Jon Lovett

May 18, 2013 Pitzer College President Laura Skandera-Trombley: In keeping with a 49-year Pitzer tradition, the Senior Class selected this year’s Commencement speaker. Our guest today is Jon Lovett. Jon is the co-creator and head writer of the NBC sitcom 1600 Penn. Prior to this, Jon spent three years as a speech writer for President [Read More...]
May 18, 2013

Commencement Speech by Keynote Speaker Cory Booker

You’re all going to have to be a little quiet because I’m a little mad at all of you. You invite me all the way out here to California and I have the same feeling that I hope many mayors have, that when you get invited to cut a ribbon in front of an amazing [Read More...]
May 18, 2010