PITZER GFS MAJOR RECEIVES OSHER SCHOLARSHIP
February 8, 2013
Romarilyn Ralston (Pitzer College ’14) has been selected for the Osher Scholarship, based on her academic achievements, educational goals and demonstrated financial need. Osher Reentry Awardees are undergraduates who have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five years or more, demonstrate financial need and show academic promise and commitment to obtaining their degree.
Pitzer College’s New Resources Program is unique among small liberal arts colleges on the West Coast, addressing the needs of the non-traditional age students for whom the Osher Reentry Program is designed.
“The New Resources Program has helped broaden the campus’s student diversity with respect to age, gender, race, and ethnicity for over 30 years. Besides assisting the individual students themselves, the program adds an important dimension to the intellectual and social life of the College,” Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley said.
DON’T LIKE THE GENDER GAP?
December 11, 2012
Scripps College student Elisabeth Pfeiffer ’15 tells the Huffington Post that women’s colleges might just be the answer.
SCRIPPS STUDENTS INTERN & BLOG FOR MS.
Amy Borsuk (Scripps ‘14) is an English major who was an editorial intern for Ms. in summer 2011, performing fact-checking and working with the editors to brainstorm ideas for the blog. She wrote 13 articles for the blog during the internship and is still a blogger and contributor. Her favorite piece was a feminist critique of Hermione Granger as a social activist in light of the release of the final Harry Potter film.
She writes, “I loved being in a feminist space on a daily basis and getting to contact amazing women everywhere from Kenya to Canada on important issues.”
Amy’s Ms. Blog author page is at: http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/author/amyborsuk/.
Dana Shaker (Scripps ’14) interned this summer for the Feminist Majority Foundation, working on projects that included registering college-age students to vote and organizing a conference through the Get Out Her Vote (GOHV) Campaign; researching and interviewing Afghan women for a UN Foundation-funded project to increase public awareness of international reproductive health rights; and blogging for Ms.
She writes, “I thoroughly enjoyed working in an environment where strong, intelligent female role models were abundant and completely understand why past Scripps students have raved about this experience!”
Dana’s Ms. Blog author page is at: http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/author/danashaker
THE WAR ON WOMEN: COLLEGE WOMEN SPEAK OUT
October 24, 2012
Gavin Odabashian (Scripps ‘13), Samantha Abril (CMC ‘13), and Ruth Samson (Pitzer ’14) recently spoke on a Pilgrim Place panel about gender issues of concern to young women and how they address them. The panel, planned by the Pilgrim Place Woman’s Perspective Steering Committee with the help of IWS, was part of the group’s yearlong series on “The Subtle/Unsubtle War on Women.” Main organizer Susan Craig is a feminist theologian and ethicist who served as chaplain at Princeton and USC and has done extensive anti-violence work. Plans are being made for continuing collaborations between Pilgrim Place and IWS; possibilities include mentoring, activist projects, and a co-taught course on feminist activism.