In a statement to the Pitzer College community on Nov. 30, Pitzer President Melvin Oliver designated the college a “sanctuary college” and wrote that the college would provide protection for undocumented students and refuse to voluntarily cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. With the uncertainty about the status of undocumented immigrants caused by Donald
During the Oct. 30 Pitzer College Student Senate Budget Committee meeting, a student’s request for $50 for transportation to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Progressive Student Retreat sparked lively debate when students sitting on the Budget Committee suggested that Senate not fund the student’s request. The student who made
Speaking at Pitzer College on Friday, Oct. 21, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, U.S. Representative from California’s 46th district in Orange County who is currently a running for the U.S. Senate, was the latest of several guest speakers from the Pitzer College Student Senate’s Mindful of the Future speaker series.
In November 2015, a group of concerned students of color at Pitzer College presented a Letter of Demands to the President, Board of Trustees, Faculty Executive Committee, and Alumni. The group of concerned students of color, comprised of representatives from the Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC), Latinx Student Union (LSU),
In July 2016, Pomona College hired Maria Melendrez PZ ’16 as its first-generation student coordinator, a newly created position responsible for coordinating events to support first-generation and low-income students as they navigate their college experience. “The College has a 10-year-long commitment to the idea of access for low-income, first-gen students to the