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Staff Spotlight: CAPAS Director Linda Lam

Linda LamMeet Linda Lam (she/her), the director of the Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS) at Pitzer, and our first community member spotlight for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month.
May 2, 2022
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Celebrating APIDA Heritage Month at Pitzer College

APIDA MonthJoin Pitzer College as we honor and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of APIDA heritage. We will spotlight members of our community and share information about any related events at Pitzer and The Claremont Colleges. Features will be added throughout May.
May 1, 2022
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Pitzer College Art Galleries Presents 2022 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Shift + Ground

Pitzer College Art Galleries presents the work of Pitzer seniors Jack Contreras ’22, Lily Fillwalk ’22, Claire Manning ’22, Olivia Meehan ’22, Max Otake ’22, Julia Duran Stewart ’22, and Zoe Storz ’22 in the 2022 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Shift + Ground. The exhibition will be in Pitzer College’s Nichols Gallery, Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Scott Hall, and the Academic Quad from April 28 to May 14. An in-person opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will take place on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m., at the Grove House.
April 27, 2022
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Pitzer College Announces 14 Student Fulbright Recipients

Pitzer College Tree from logoEleven Pitzer College seniors and one Class of 2021 graduate have been offered 2022–23 Fulbright Fellowships so far this year. Seven of the recipients will teach English in countries ranging from Mexico to Taiwan. The other five recipients will conduct research around the globe. Their self-designed projects include examining the possibility of measles elimination through self-vaccination in remote boat communities in Cambodia and environmental stress on cells at the University of Warsaw in Poland. One recipient, Kenneth Butler, who earned credits toward his Pitzer degree as an incarcerated student in Inside-Out courses, will study rehabilitation and reintegration in the Ugandan prison system.
April 27, 2022
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Pitzer Senior Kenneth Butler ’22 Earns Fulbright Fellowship to Uganda after Serving 15 Years in Prison

Kenneth Butler '22Pitzer College student Kenneth Butler ’22, who pursued his Pitzer degree through Inside-Out courses while incarcerated in a medium-security prison, has been awarded a 2022-23 Fulbright US Student Program grant to study the lives of men released from a maximum-security prison in Uganda. Butler, one of the College’s 12 Fulbright awardees so far this year, is the first formerly incarcerated student from Pitzer to win a Fulbright. Butler served 15 years before being paroled in June 2021.
April 27, 2022
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Three Pitzer Students Selected as 2022 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows

Pitzer College Tree from logoPitzer College students Angel Barraza-Estrada ’24, Emily Kim ’24, and Alé Rodriguez ’24 have been selected for the 2022 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program. The MMUF program is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the ranks of institutions of higher learning.
April 27, 2022
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The Justice Education Initiative at The Claremont Colleges Holds Its First Academic Conference at Pitzer College

The Justice Education Initiative at The Claremont Colleges will hold its inaugural conference, Inside Perspectives Guiding Outside Action, both in person at Pitzer College and virtually on April 28 and April 29. Planned and organized by currently and formerly incarcerated students, the conference aims to amplify the voices of those directly impacted by the criminal legal system, while highlighting the importance of higher education, healing, peace and reconciliation, advocacy, and abolition.
April 26, 2022