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Campus Compact Member Schools Donate $7.1 Billion in Community Service

Pitzer College Students Play a Contributing Role with 100,000 Annual Average Service Learning Hours Claremont, Calif. (June 1, 2007) – Pitzer College, a member of Campus Compact, has contributed to the clocking of 277 million hours in campus-organized service programs by 1,000+ institutions nation-wide during the 2005-06 academic year. Social responsibility is one of the [Read More…]

June 1, 2007
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National Bestselling Author & Reporter Eric Schlosser to Speak at Pitzer College Commencement

Claremont, Calif. (April 2, 2007) – The 2007 senior class of Pitzer College has selected national bestselling author and reporter Eric Schlosser as their commencement keynote speaker. Since Pitzer’s first commencement, the College has observed its longstanding tradition having its senior class to select the keynote speaker. Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness, investigates hidden realms [Read More…]

April 2, 2007
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Pitzer College Hosts the Annual Claremont Colleges Intercollegiate Black Studies Conference

Claremont, Calif. (March 14, 2007) – Pitzer College is hosting a unique conference that will reveal important contributions made by African Americans to the history and development of the Los Angeles region. Often overlooked, African Americans in Los Angeles were influential in the civic, cultural and economic progress of the second largest metropolis in America. [Read More…]

March 14, 2007
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Kenan Professor John Milton of The Claremont Colleges Joint Science Department Receives National Science Foundation Grant

(December 13, 2006) Dr. John G. Milton, M.D., Ph. D, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Fellow, American Physical Society and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the Claremont Colleges, has received a $319,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research on the motor skills associated with [Read More…]

December 13, 2006
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Pitzer College Named “Community Engaged” by the Carnegie Foundation

December 6, 2006 – Pitzer College is one of 76 colleges or universities that has been selected by The Carnegie Foundation for their new elective Community Engagement Classification. Unlike the Foundation’s other classifications that rely on national data, this is an “elective” classification wherein institutions elected to participate by submitting required documentation describing the nature [Read More…]

December 6, 2006
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Pitzer Announces Community Garden Expansion

Growing Food Organically Integral to Pitzer College’s Commitment to Environmentalism Claremont, Calif. (November 2, 2006) – Pitzer College is celebrating the expansion of its organic garden and the donation and delivery of ten tons of compost with a special community gardening day on Saturday, November 11. The garden expansion will facilitate increased production of organic [Read More…]

November 2, 2006
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Ralph Nader to Speak at Pitzer College October 25

Inaugural Event of Dining with Democracy Speaker Series Dining with Democracy is a new lecture series aimed at bringing today’s leaders to Pitzer to inspire tomorrow’s leaders. Integral to the program is the discussion following the lecture with a small group of students, faculty, and staff over a meal at the Grove House. Claremont, Calif. [Read More…]

October 12, 2006
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Intercollegiate Media Studies Announces New 5C Major

Claremont, Calif. (September 28, 2006) – Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of English and Media Studies at Pomona College & Chair of the Intercollegiate Media Studies (IMS) Steering Committee, and Tracy Biga MacLean, Academic Director of IMS, are pleased to announce an IMS major. The new major, which takes effect immediately, requires the completion of 11 [Read More…]

September 28, 2006