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Breaking Tradition and Utilizing Creativity in Musical Theater Performance

by Nick Endicott Last semester, Giovanni Ortega of Pomona applied for a Course Development Grant from the Hive to assist in producing the Theater Department’s mainstage musical, Little Women. But due to constraints posed by COVID, the production had to be pushed to the spring. Not letting the allotment go to waste, the grant was […]

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Simply Understood: Using Children’s Literature to Convey Complex Ideas from Psychology

by Nick Endicott In Professor Marcus Rodriguez’ classes Internships in Psychology and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Pitzer College, students had a unique alternative choice to the typical final term paper: they could write and illustrate a children’s book. This deceptively challenging option was unanimously favored by his students, bringing forth a range of new educational […]

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Teaching During the Pandemic: Discovering Opportunities Inside the Artist’s Studio

by Tim Berg Recently I made a quick visit to the ceramics studio at Pitzer College and I noticed that the whiteboard calendar where I post class assignments and deadlines still read Spring Break 2020. I was struck by how much time has passed since the beginning of the pandemic, and just how much my […]

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Exploring Reconfiguration with Ovidian Figures

In the Fall of 2020, a seminar of fourteen students and two professors, Jessica McCoy (Art, Pitzer) and Colleen Rosenfeld (English, Pomona), logged onto Zoom every Monday and Wednesday morning to discuss Ovid’s Metamorphoses and a variety of adaptations, translations, imitations, and appropriations across the visual and verbal arts.  Pairing introductory lessons in drawing with […]

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New group of course grant recipients ready to transform learning

The Hive is pleased to announce that we have awarded 11 grants to teams of faculty and staff from the Claremont Colleges to infuse creative collaboration and active learning into their courses and teaching. This semester, we have awarded eight course activity grants for Fall ’17 courses to support course activities by individual faculty members […]

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