Press Releases

The Racial Wealth Gap

Black Wealth/White Wealth by Melvin L Oliver and Thomas M. ShapiroClaremont, Calif. (March 24, 2021)—Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver and Brandeis University Professor Thomas M. Shapiro literally wrote the book on the racial wealth gap more than 25 years ago. First published in 1995, Oliver and Shapiro’s Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality changed the way we understand economic disparities and their connection to policy, history, and systemic racism in America.
March 24, 2021
Press Releases

Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver Elected to National Academy of Education

President Melvin L. OliverPitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver is one of 15 education scholars and the only college president nationally to be elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd) in 2020. He also serves as the only member elected from a liberal arts institution. The NAEd is a nonprofit and non-governmental organization that advances high-quality education research and its use in policy and practice.
March 3, 2020

Pitzer College Welcomes the Girls Fly! Conference April 27, 2018

Pitzer College alumna Gael Sylvia Pullen founded GirlsFly! to create confidence-building opportunities for young women. GirlsFly! mentorships and internships with positive role models and variety of professions provide early life victories that persuade girls that they are capable of anything.
March 14, 2018