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Pitzer Offers Ethnobotany Lecture Wednesday, April 12

Local Tongva tribal leader Mark Acuña will discuss Pitzer’s Pre-Columbian Garden Claremont, Calif. (April 4, 2006) – Pitzer College is offering a lecture titled “Pre-Columbian Garden: Pitzer’s Hidden Treasure” by local Tongva tribal member and Dance Captain emeritus, Mark Acuña, on the evening of Wednesday, April 12. Acuña is a recognized expert on plant uses [Read More...]
April 6, 2006
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Tom Hayden Kicks Off Redefining Los Angeles Lecture Series

Former California state senator speaks Oct. 12 CLAREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2005) — Tom Hayden, social activist and former California state senator, will present a talk titled “Los Angeles and the Planet of Slums” as part one of the three-part Redefining Los Angeles lecture series at Pitzer College. Hayden is the author of numerous works, [Read More...]
October 11, 2005
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Pitzer College to Host “Faces of the Fallen”

Exhibition features portraits of armed forces members killed in Iraq CLAREMONT, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2005) — Pitzer College will host “To Never Forget: Faces of the Fallen,” Oct. 7 to Nov. 11 in the Nichols Gallery in the Edythe and Eli Broad Center. The traveling show to date includes 1,483 portraits of American servicemen and [Read More...]
September 26, 2005
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Pitzer Again Named Among Top 50 Colleges for Women

CLAREMONT, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2005) — Pitzer College’s resolve to provide young women with the kind of environment that gives them the best chance of success in college and after graduation was recognized by CosmoGIRL magazine in its second annual guide to the nation’s 50 best colleges. Pitzer joins Amherst College, Duke University, Grinnell College, Pomona College, [Read More...]
September 22, 2005
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Investment Executive to Chair Pitzer College Board of Trustees

Claremont, Calif. (September 16, 2005) — Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges, is pleased to announce Eugene P. Stein as the new Chair of the Pitzer College Board of Trustees. Stein, Vice Chairman of Capital Guardian Trust Company, a global investment management company, was unanimously elected as Board Chair and will serve a [Read More...]
September 16, 2005
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Pitzer College Ranked in Top Tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S.News & World Report

Claremont, Calif. (August 19, 2005) — Pitzer College is ranked 53rd overall in the nation among liberal arts colleges in the 2006 U.S.News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Increasing from 59th place from the previous year, Pitzer’s rankings reflect continued strong placements in all categories, particularly among academic quality reputation, selectivity, and diversity. “Pitzer [Read More...]
August 19, 2005
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Pitzer Students Awarded 2004 Fulbrights

Claremont, Calif. (April 21, 2004) — Three Pitzer College students have been awarded Fulbright grants to continue in their fields of study. Two additional Pitzer students have been designated as alternates. The number of awards in 2003, six Fulbrights, surpassed the highest number won by Pitzer students since the school’s creation in 1963 and was [Read More...]
April 21, 2004
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Major Gifts Totaling $8 Million Transform Future of Pitzer College

Young College Comes of Age Claremont, Calif. (April 12, 2004) The youngest member of the Claremont undergraduate colleges, Pitzer College, successfully concluded the first comprehensive capital campaign in the College’s history with two major gifts. Ann, Russ and John Pitzer, the grandchildren of the College’s Founder and namesake, Russell K. Pitzer, have given $5 million, [Read More...]
April 12, 2004