First Footsteps: Pitzer’s First-Generation College Students

Mayra Sandoval ’16, Associate Professor of Sociology Roberta Espinoza and Carlos Perrett ’18One by one, students stood and introduced themselves: “I’m Carlos from Houston,” “I’m Jessica from Miami,” “I’m Sumesh from Nepal.” They had come to Pitzer College, to this get-together at the beginning of the academic year, from every corner of the map. Some flew across continents, others drove west on Interstate 10, but the distance they traveled to college [Read More...]
May 12, 2016
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Pitzer College Programs Recognized for Shaping Student Success

U.S. News & World Report cites Pitzer’s leadership in “Study Abroad,” “Service Learning” categories CLAREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2003) — The nation’s college presidents, chief academic officers and deans of students have affirmed what the Pitzer community has known for some time: The College’s Study Abroad and Service Learning programs lead the way for America’s [Read More...]
October 1, 2003
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Dancer/Choreographer Bill T. Jones to Appear at Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2003) — Bill T. Jones, dance artist, choreographer, social intellectual and iconoclast will present a lecture/demonstration at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 in Avery Auditorium on the Pitzer campus. The event is free and open to the public. A MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, Jones has performed and choreographed for dance companies [Read More...]
February 21, 2003
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Pitzer College Announces SAT-Optional Admission Policy

Claremont, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2003) — After two years of thorough study addressing faculty and student concerns about the role of SAT exams in admission to Pitzer College, the college has adopted an SAT-optional admission policy, which will be instituted on a trial basis for three years. “After careful consideration, the Pitzer College community has [Read More...]
February 7, 2003
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Taliban Expert Ahmed Rashid to Speak at Pitzer College

Visit to be Followed by Symposium Surrounding “Just War Doctrine in the Age of Terror” Claremont, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2003) — Ahmed Rashid, recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the Taliban, will speak on his new book, “Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia,” at Pitzer College on Feb. 7. [Read More...]
January 8, 2003