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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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Pitzer College Joins Consortium for Strong Minority Presence

CLAREMONT, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2003) — Pitzer College has joined the Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence (CSMP). The 35 member colleges of CSMP are committed to providing mentoring support in a liberal arts environment to predoctoral and postdoctoral minority fellows who aspire to careers as teachers/scholars in the liberal arts. The Pitzer junior scholars [Read More…]

September 25, 2003
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Movie Premiere to Benefit Pitzer College’s African-American Scholarship Fund

Paramount Pictures Presents “The Fighting Temptations” Movie Premiere September 17 Claremont, Calif. (August 11, 2003) — Through the generosity of Paramount Pictures, proceeds from the movie premiere of “The Fighting Temptations” will support Pitzer College’s African-American scholarship fund. “The Fighting Temptations” starring Academy Award® winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Grammy winner Beyonce Knowles, not to [Read More…]

August 11, 2003
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Professor John Rodman Dies

Claremont, Calif. (June 17, 2003) — John R. Rodman, who came to Pitzer College in 1965 as an assistant professor of political studies and nurtured the growth and preservation of the college’s unique gardens and landscaping, died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease June 16, 2003. Professor Rodman was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Batesville, Ark. [Read More…]

June 17, 2003
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Pitzer College Appoints Dean of Faculty

Professor Alan Jones will serve three-year term Claremont, Calif. (May 29, 2003) — Pitzer College Dean of Faculty Alan Jones has been appointed to a full three-year term of office beginning July 1, 2003. Jones, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Pitzer for 17 years, has served as interim dean for the last two [Read More…]

May 29, 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