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Pitzer College Leads Country in Fulbright Fellowships Per Capita

Claremont, Calif. (November 06, 2008) – In 2008, Pitzer College has been awarded more Fulbright Fellowships per capita than any other college or university in the U.S. Pitzer College students and alums were awarded 11.5 Fulbright Fellowships per capita in 2008. Other top liberal arts institutions in Fulbright awards per capita include Pomona College (10.3), [Read More...]
November 6, 2008
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Art Exhibit at Pitzer College Explores Poverty, Race and Motherhood

Claremont, Calif. (October 31, 2008) – The exhibit Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is Not a Class Privilege in Americawill open on November 6, 2008 and run through December 5, 2008. The show contains over 50 photographs exploring public perceptions of poor women who have children— and the assumption that motherhood should be associated with economic status, [Read More...]
October 31, 2008
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Pitzer President Laura Skandera Trombley Receives CASE CEO Leadership Award

Award Honors Campus Leaders for Outstanding Efforts to Promote Understanding and Support of Education Claremont, Calif. (October 31, 2008) – Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley received the 2008 Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award, given by District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award recognizes institutional leaders for outstanding [Read More...]
October 31, 2008
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Resolution 3 Symposium

Claremont, Calif. (October 7, 2008) – Pitzer College Media Studies Program and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions announce the Resolution 3 Symposium, a component of Resolution 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces. It will take place from Friday, October 24 – Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Pitzer College and LACE in Hollywood. This event is free and open to the [Read More...]
October 7, 2008
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Discussion with Award-Winning Author Dinaw Mengestu

Claremont, Calif. (October 6, 2008) – The Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies (IDBS) at The Claremont Colleges announces a discussion with author and writer, Dinaw Mengestu. Mengestu, who fled the communist revolution in Ethiopia as a child, is the author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. This book won The Guardian First Book Award in [Read More...]
October 6, 2008
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Pitzer College Receives Silver Medal in 2008 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards Program

Claremont, Calif. (September 18, 2008)—Pitzer College received a silver medal for Individualized Special Events in the 2008 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards Program. The award recognizes institutions and professionals who excel in advancement programs and educational communications. The silver medal honored events held to celebrate the grand opening [Read More...]
September 18, 2008
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Pitzer College President Trombley Joins Chronicle of Higher Education/New York Times Higher Education Cabinet

Claremont, Calif. (September 16, 2008)—Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley joined with other leading thinkers in higher education to participate in the inaugural meeting of the The Chronicle of Higher Education/New York Times Higher Education Cabinet, held on September 15. The Cabinet, made up of chancellors, presidents and trustees, convened to discuss the most pressing issues facing [Read More...]
September 16, 2008
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Society without God by Pitzer Associate Professor Phil Zuckerman Published by NYU Press

Claremont, Calif. (September 16, 2008)—Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment by Pitzer College Associate Professor Phil Zuckerman was recently published by NYU Press. Zuckerman observes that while most humans worldwide are vigorously religious, most residents of Denmark and Sweden generally do not worship any god, do not pray and [Read More...]
September 16, 2008
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U.S. News Rankings Release: Pitzer in Top 50 of Nation’s Liberal Arts Colleges and Named Third Most Up-and-Coming School

Claremont, Calif. (August 22, 2008)—For the second year in a row Pitzer College has been ranked among the nation’s top fifty liberal arts colleges in U.S.News & World Report‘s 2009 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Pitzer’s overall ranking of forty-ninth reflects continued strong placements in all categories, particularly among academic quality reputation, selectivity and endowment. In addition, [Read More...]
August 22, 2008