2006-07 Archives - Office of Communications

Campus Compact Member Schools Donate $7.1 Billion in Community Service

Pitzer College Students Play a Contributing Role with 100,000 Annual Average Service Learning Hours Claremont, Calif. (June 1, 2007) – Pitzer College, a member of Campus Compact, has contributed to the clocking of 277 million hours in campus-organized service programs by 1,000+ institutions nation-wide during the 2005-06 academic year. Social responsibility is one of the […]

National Bestselling Author & Reporter Eric Schlosser to Speak at Pitzer College Commencement

Claremont, Calif. (April 2, 2007) – The 2007 senior class of Pitzer College has selected national bestselling author and reporter Eric Schlosser as their commencement keynote speaker. Since Pitzer’s first commencement, the College has observed its longstanding tradition having its senior class to select the keynote speaker. Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness, investigates hidden realms […]

Kenan Professor John Milton of The Claremont Colleges Joint Science Department Receives National Science Foundation Grant

(December 13, 2006) Dr. John G. Milton, M.D., Ph. D, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Fellow, American Physical Society and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the Claremont Colleges, has received a $319,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research on the motor skills associated with […]

Pitzer College Named “Community Engaged” by the Carnegie Foundation

December 6, 2006 – Pitzer College is one of 76 colleges or universities that has been selected by The Carnegie Foundation for their new elective Community Engagement Classification. Unlike the Foundation’s other classifications that rely on national data, this is an “elective” classification wherein institutions elected to participate by submitting required documentation describing the nature […]

Pitzer Announces Community Garden Expansion

Growing Food Organically Integral to Pitzer College’s Commitment to Environmentalism Claremont, Calif. (November 2, 2006) – Pitzer College is celebrating the expansion of its organic garden and the donation and delivery of ten tons of compost with a special community gardening day on Saturday, November 11. The garden expansion will facilitate increased production of organic […]

Ralph Nader to Speak at Pitzer College October 25

Inaugural Event of Dining with Democracy Speaker Series Dining with Democracy is a new lecture series aimed at bringing today’s leaders to Pitzer to inspire tomorrow’s leaders. Integral to the program is the discussion following the lecture with a small group of students, faculty, and staff over a meal at the Grove House. Claremont, Calif. […]

Pitzer College Awarded $750,000 Challenge Grant by The Kresge Foundation

Claremont, Calif. (October 5, 2006) – Pitzer College has been awarded a $750,000 grant by The Kresge Foundation toward the construction of three replacement residence halls on its campus. In order to secure the Kresge challenge grant, Pitzer must raise the balance of its $19 million capital campaign—$2,633,258—by July 1, 2007. Rip Rapson, President and CEO […]

Intercollegiate Media Studies Announces New 5C Major

Claremont, Calif. (September 28, 2006) – Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of English and Media Studies at Pomona College & Chair of the Intercollegiate Media Studies (IMS) Steering Committee, and Tracy Biga MacLean, Academic Director of IMS, are pleased to announce an IMS major. The new major, which takes effect immediately, requires the completion of 11 […]

Pitzer College Named Among ‘The Best 361 Colleges’ by Princeton Review

Major college ranking publication touts quality academics, outstanding professors CLAREMONT, Calif. (August 23, 2006) – Pitzer College provides an excellent educational environment that relies on world-class faculty and a high level of interaction in and out of the classroom, according to the Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features Pitzer in the 2007 […]