An Oscar-Nominated Film and Discussion Explore the Racial Wealth Gap

The Barber of Little Rock presents an intimate picture of the racial wealth gap in the community of Arlo Washington, a barber in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose vision of a just economy led him to create a nonprofit community bank. Earlier this week the Pitzer community welcomed Washington and John Hoffman, one of the film’s [Read More...]
February 21, 2024

Hayley Blain-Weinstein ’91 Makes Game Show Dreams Come True 

Hayley Blain-Weinstein ’91 wears a headset and takes a selfie in front of the studio audience at The Price is Right.From Love Connection to Extreme Makeover to My Feet Are Killing Me, Hayley Blain-Weinstein ’91 has met many kinds of people in her reality television casting career. Who would live on a remote island or race around the world for a cash prize? Who has a rare illness in need of treatment? Who would look for love in front of millions of viewers? Blain-Weinstein’s job has been to find people who fit those bills. 
February 20, 2024

Beihua Guo ’21 Unearths L.A. Aqueduct’s Dark History Through Photography

Black and white photo of Beihua Guo standing beside a camera on a tripod on a lakeside with mountains in the background.Photographer and Pitzer alum Beihua Guo ’21 has received $5,000 as a finalist for The Aftermath Project’s 1492/1619 American Aftermaths grant. Guo’s project, “Water Is Thicker Than Blood,” illustrates the ignored and forgotten history of the Los Angeles Aqueduct and the California water wars. According to its website, The Aftermath Project is a nonprofit that supports photographers “to [Read More...]
February 16, 2024
Press Releases

Pitzer College Named Top Fulbright Producer in 2023–24

The Fulbright logo of white lines criss-crossing through a blue circle is overlayed on a blue badge with a gray outline and a dark burgundy ribbon cutting through the middle of the badge and above the circle. White text on the logo reads Fulbright Top Producer U.S. Student Program 2023 2024.Pitzer College has been chosen as one of the top producers of students for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 2023–24, according to an announcement earlier this week from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the [Read More...]
February 13, 2024
Press Releases

How Do We Talk About Israel and Palestine?

Pitzer orange tree logoThe Pitzer College Presidential Initiative on Constructive Dialogue facilitated the event “How Do We Talk about Israel and Palestine?” on February 5. President Strom C. Thacker moderated a conversation between Salam Al-Marayati and Daniel Sokatch, who have collaborated at other events on dialogues about Palestine and Israel. The event took place via Zoom due to extreme [Read More...]
February 7, 2024
Press Releases

A Mathematics Village Transforms Pitzer Students’ Approach to STEM

Caro Harwell '24 stands in front of a black board and traces a finger along a diagram drawn on the board. Harwell wears a black and white striped shirt and has long blond hair. Green tree foliage is overhead and in the background.Claremont, Calif. — Jan. 25, 2024 —In the flourishing green mountains of Selçuk, Turkey, Caro Harwell ’24 and Charlotte Richards ’25 found an oasis of mathematics. Nesin Mathematics Village includes many sights: magnificent stone buildings and archways, bustling dormitories and tents overlooking the terrain, and outdoor classrooms with sunlight peeking through the tree canopy and shining on blackboards dappled with formulas and drawings.  With funding from Pitzer’s Institute for Global/Local Action & Study (IGLAS), Harwell and Richards went to the village in the summer with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Bahar Acu.
January 25, 2024

Pitzer Breaks Fundraising Record During the Season of Giving

Claremont, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2024 —Pitzer closed 2023 with a record-setting Season of Giving campaign that far exceeded previous years and marked a major milestone in Pitzer’s recent fundraising history. Propelled by the support of many alumni and families, along with several special challenges, Pitzer netted more than $1.1 million during the campaign, which [Read More...]
January 22, 2024