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April 15, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, has joined the vanguard of U.S. campuses deciding to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies as a statement of concern about global warming. Pitzer's board of trustees recently voted to approve a divestment plan to sell off about $4.4 million in fossil-fuel related investments, mainly in oil and gas companies, by the end of this year from the school's $125-million endowment. The remaining $1 million or so in fossil fuels investments, mainly those in large multi-industry funds, will be sold off soon after, officials said.
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April 23, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. " But Wadewitz eventually came out as a Wikipedian, the term the encyclopedia uses to describe the tens of thousands of volunteers who write and edit its pages. A rarity as a woman in the male-centric Wikipedia universe, she became one of its most valued and prolific contributors as well as a force for diversifying its ranks and demystifying its inner workings.
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January 18, 1990
James Irvine Foundation has awarded Pitzer College a grant of $600,000 to be used for construction costs of a new academic building, the Center for Intercultural Study and the Arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, has joined the vanguard of U.S. campuses deciding to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies as a statement of concern about global warming. Pitzer's board of trustees recently voted to approve a divestment plan to sell off about $4.4 million in fossil-fuel related investments, mainly in oil and gas companies, by the end of this year from the school's $125-million endowment. The remaining $1 million or so in fossil fuels investments, mainly those in large multi-industry funds, will be sold off soon after, officials said.
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November 29, 2013 | By Jason Song
Tiffany Ortamond was visiting Pitzer College last spring when the tour guide said that older students could live in the dorms. Ortamond, 26, said she immediately envisioned moving into one and being "part of the academic and social community. " The U.S. Army veteran even considered living apart from her husband during the school year so she could study at the Claremont campus while he worked in Orange County. But then Ortamond learned that the guide had misspoken: Undergraduates in the New Resources program, designed for students 25 and older, are not allowed to live on campus.
NEWS
May 5, 1991
Tom Ilgen, professor of political studies at Pitzer College, has been appointed dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs. Ilgen, who has been at the college since 1985, will succeed Alfred Bloom, who has been named president of Swarthmore College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1990
Frank Ellsworth, president of Pitzer College in Claremont since 1979, has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year. Ellsworth is to become president of the Independent Colleges of Southern California, an association of private institutions of higher education. Pitzer, which has more than 700 students, is part of the Claremont Colleges consortium and specializes in social sciences and intercultural studies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1992
Pitzer College trustees announced Tuesday that the school's next president will be Marilyn Chapin Massey, currently vice president for academic affairs at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Massey's appointment marks the first time that a woman will hold the presidency at the 29-year-old liberal arts college, which is located in Claremont and enrolls 750 students. Massey, 50, is expected to take over the Pitzer presidency on July 1, succeeding Paul B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993
Home builder Eli Broad has donated $3 million to Pitzer College in Claremont, with most of the money earmarked for the construction of three buildings to house classrooms, administration offices and an activity center. In disclosing the gift, Pitzer officials said they would name one of the buildings in honor of Broad and his wife, Edythe, who have donated $10 million to the Claremont Colleges since 1971. The couple has also donated $20 million to Michigan State University, Broad's alma mater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2000
Padlocking Pitzer College's president out of her own office, students from the Claremont Colleges occupied an administration building Thursday and vowed to remain there until the institution's cafeteria workers get better working conditions. The group of students took over the the hub of Pitzer College--the Broad Center--as the doors opened early Thursday. They quickly padlocked and chained the doors and covered windows with blankets to shield their identities.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2013 | Ronald D. White
Financial planners like to see smooth waters for clients in their 50s: saving lots in the best earning years of one's career, avoiding new debt, paying off the mortgage by retirement or soon thereafter. Instead, Christopher and Robyn Reagan of South Pasadena have weathered a storm of big events. "We had just gotten to a point where we could afford to live in this house," said Christopher Reagan about the couple's 73-year-old, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in South Pasadena, purchased in 1998.
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November 29, 2013 | By Jason Song
Tiffany Ortamond was visiting Pitzer College last spring when the tour guide said that older students could live in the dorms. Ortamond, 26, said she immediately envisioned moving into one and being "part of the academic and social community. " The U.S. Army veteran even considered living apart from her husband during the school year so she could study at the Claremont campus while he worked in Orange County. But then Ortamond learned that the guide had misspoken: Undergraduates in the New Resources program, designed for students 25 and older, are not allowed to live on campus.
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September 10, 2013 | Larry Gordon
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national universities, along with Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia, according to the magazine's list being released Tuesday. Last year, the two Los Angeles schools were tied at 24th with Virginia. Officials at the magazine said their methodology this year somewhat shifted emphasis from the academic prowess of freshmen, measured by such things as high school class rankings, to how well they do in college by earning a degree.
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September 9, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national universities, along with Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia, according to the magazine's list being released Tuesday. [Updated at 11:24 a.m. Sept. 10: Wake Forest also tied this year for 23rd. ] Last year, the two Los Angeles schools were tied at 24th with Virginia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Claremont McKenna College on Tuesday announced that it has raised more than $635 million in a fundraising campaign believed to be among the largest for an American liberal arts college. The public campaign was launched in 2008 with a goal of $600 million to support endowed faculty positions, student scholarships, new facilities and building renovations at the small, private college in Claremont, about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The effort was boosted by gifts from several billionaire alumni, including $200 million from philanthropist Robert Day, $75 million from financier Henry Kravis and $50 million from George R. Roberts, a cousin of Kravis.
OPINION
June 1, 2013
Re "Giving a bad name to Chinese tourists," May 29 Just like the Chinese boy who scratched his name on an ancient Egyptian temple wall, people have been leaving graffiti on Egyptian monuments for quite some time now. In the early 6th century BC, some Greek and Carian mercenaries traveling up the Nile River in the service of the Pharaoh Psammetichus II left a long "Kilroy Was Here" memo scratched on one of the legs of the statue of Ramses...
NEWS
October 4, 1992
J. Terry Jones has been named to the newly created position of first vice president for institutional advancement at Pitzer College. He will be responsible for fund raising and will oversee the office of development and alumni relations, and the office of public affairs. Jones was previously director of the $100-million capital campaign at UC Irvine and was vice chancellor for university advancement at UC Santa Cruz.
NEWS
May 1, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Place and Brit Week are hosting a two-day festival celebrating all things British this weekend. The event will span three blocks along the Promenade from Wilshire to Broadway and include the main stage at Santa Monica Place. Organizers promise a variety of environmentally-friendly vendors, gardens designed by landscape architects, live entertainment, speakers and demonstrations. Among the highlights: --British designer Duncan Quinn is slated to park his double-decker mobile tailoring truck and showcase bespoke and tailored men's clothing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2012 | Dalina Castellanos
A Southern California liberal arts college announced Monday that it has created the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, emulating the actor's penchant for combining art, media and environmental science to educate students about policymaking. Pitzer College, one of the first to launch an environmental studies program, teamed up with the actor and devoted preservationist known for his consistent and effective advocacy. The program will combine the school's core values of conservation and sustainability and blend it with its liberal arts and media curriculum.
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