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'Why Columbia' and 'Pitzer's Values'

Write for the Future | Posted 05.27.2016 | College
Write for the Future

Why Columbia By Victoria Van Amson Since my days at Greenhouse Nursery School, art on Columbia's campus has engaged me. Whether it is taking form on...

Iconic Surfaces

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

In Casselman's case, the familiarity with textures, coupled with the thick, tactile, earthy nature of clay that he manipulated with rubber and metal-edged "ribs," naturally and eventually carried over to his unique approach to painting, which he has been exploring for over twenty-five years.

Applying the Lessons of Self-Defense to Anti-Semitism

Elliott Hamilton | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Elliott Hamilton

Whether we'd like to admit it or not, anti-Semitism on campus is not going to go away that easily. College administrations have done nothing to stop the anti-Semitism of Students for Justice in Palestine or other hateful organizations.

New School, New Start: Navigating College as a Transfer Student

Sophie Cowley | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Sophie Cowley

The truth is, being a transfer is not easy. But the experience is only as difficult as I allow it to be. I know that I will find my footing soon, and in the meantime, I will focus on the people who matter most to me.

Breaking Bad in Bavaria

Laura Skandera Trombley | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Laura Skandera Trombley

The best preparation I ever had for becoming a college president wasn't the Harvard IEM seminar or the administrative program at Cornell. It was breaking my ankle in Bavaria.

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

Student Graduates With Degree in Secular Studies

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion
Phil Zuckerman

Three months ago, on May 18, 2013, William Holt, of Nashville, Tennessee, graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in secular studies -- making him the first student in the United States to graduate with such a major.

Life Lessons In Fighting The Culture Of BS

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2013 | College

This item has been excerpted from the prepared Commencement Address to the graduates of Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., on May 18, 2013. I rec...

What I Tell My Students

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.15.2013 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have taught sporadically at several universities. My latest teaching is at Pitzer College that prides itself for its liberal and environmental value...

The 10 Most Liberal Colleges

Posted 10.16.2011 | College

Interested in discussing the merits of John Kerry in the dining hall? Princeton Review recently named the schools with the most liberal students i...

College Adds Secular Studies Program As Part Of Growing Trend

Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Almost every major college and university offers a degree in religious studies. But secula...

It's Liberal Arts College Party Time!

Laura Skandera Trombley | Posted 09.20.2011 | College
Laura Skandera Trombley

Every college president's heart quickens whenever a reporter from a major media outlet calls to have a chat.

Secular Studies Arrives at Last

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 07.17.2011 | College
Phil Zuckerman

The time has come to take secularity seriously as a significant program of study in its own right. Why now? First off, there has been the undeniable growth of secularity in recent years.

Pitzer To Add Major In Secularism

Posted 07.09.2011 | College

Pitzer College is adding a major in secularism, the New York Times reports. The major was added as an alternative to a the more traditional academic p...

Message to Graduates: "Be a Good Ancestor"

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Samantha Power

My generation and our predecessors haven't been responsible caretakers. But you can be. Be resilient. Find friends who have your back. And above all, be a good ancestor. You can. And you must.