Last December, a series of student allegations of harassment and abuse shook Pitzer College, spurring calls for a Title IX office overhaul to increase accountability. One year later, some Pitzer community members feel the college has not taken action to prioritize students in Title IX policies, leading to committee resignations amid student and faculty complaints.
As students returned to campus earlier this semester, so did another bout of stomach ailments, mostly affecting students at Pitzer College. At least 23 students have experienced symptoms of what the college deduces to be norovirus, according to an email to the community by Pitzer Chief Operating Officer Laura Troendle.
Pitzer College announced changes to its cabinet leadership in a Feb. 17 email from President Melvin Oliver to the community, including the addition of a chief operating officer position. Laura Troendle will assume the role of chief operating officer, a position now merged with the responsibilities held by the college’s
Pitzer College had not implemented mandatory staff furloughs as of Oct. 15, according to college officials.
Pitzer Senate passed a resolution 11-1 last month calling for McConnell to eliminate all beef offerings from the dining hall.