Elections at CMC, Pomona, Scripps

Pomona College

The Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) elections ended
Tuesday at 9 p.m. with results announced later that night.
Elections for South Campus Representative closed Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.,
as a technical issue did not allow the class of 2016 to vote on the
position during the initial voting process.

Peter Kim PO ’17 was elected to the position of First-Year Class
Representative. “Definitely the first thing I need to do is
consolidate a freshman committee, people who are eager, willing,
motivated, and hard-working,” Kim said. Kim’s responsibilities will
include working with the first-year committee to organize class
events aimed at bringing the first-year community closer together.

Yi Li PO ’16 won the Sophomore Class Representative position. Her
goals for the year include helping the sophomore class better use the Career Development Office and easing the transition from sponsor
groups to a more independent living situation. “Sometimes you don’t
have people to go to dinner or lunch with, which I think is obviously
a problem for many people,” Li said, speaking about common troubles
for Pomona sophomores.

Frances Kyl PO ’14 was elected as North Campus
Representative. Her first order of business will be to work with the
budget committee. “So far the budget committee hasn’t been able to
assemble … They haven’t had any meetings yet so we’re really backed
up with funding requests,” Kyl said.

Nico Kass PO ’16, last year’s First-Year Class Representative, won the election for the position of South Campus
Representative. According to Kass, his goals include bringing back
the ASPC 5C Menu app and uniting sophomores and first-years into a more
integrated South Campus community.

The Commissioner of Clubs and Sports position was divided into two
separate positions for the first time: the Commissioner of Clubs and
Organizations and the Commissioner of Sports. Lazaros Chalkias PO ’16
won an unopposed election for the newly formed position Commissioner
of Clubs and Organizations. Matt O’Connor PO ’15 won the Commissioner of
Sports position.

O’Connor hopes to increase attendance at games and make the whole
sporting culture, including both varsity and intramural sports, a greater
presence at Pomona. “One of my big goals is to make school spirit
on campus more apparent,” O’Connor said. He plans on getting more
funding for free Pomona-Pitzer athletics gear to encourage displays of school spirit.

Chalkias wants to make ASPC
more responsive to clubs’ needs. “One of my primary concerns was
really working hard to make ASPC relevant to all students,” Chalkias said, citing his desire for senators to reach out to students to help
ASPC better represent the Pomona community.

Scripps College

Scripps Associated Students
(SAS) announced the election of the First-Year Representative on
Saturday, Sept. 21. Sarah Krasner SC ’17 was elected to the position
out of a field of six candidates.

Krasner will start her tenure as
First-Year Representative by trying to ease the stress of the
first-year workload. “We have our first Core paper due on the
[of October], and we are having a no-Core-allowed study break,”
Krasner said.

Krasner ran against two of her
roommates, creating a potentially awkward situation. The roommates,
however, managed to remain close despite the possible tension. Her
roommates, after failing to make the run-off election, aided Krasner
in her campaign.

“They actually went around to
all of the freshman dorms with me and knocked on doors … It’s
brought us a lot closer,” Krasner said.

SAS had an additional election
after the previously elected secretary resigned from her position, but the new secretary was not announced by press time.

Claremont McKenna College

The Associated Students of Claremont
McKenna College (ASCMC) announced the results of its election for
Freshman Class President yesterday, Sept. 26, and Austin Landgraf CM ’17 won
the position.

The brother of ASCMC President Gavin
Landgraf CM ’14, Landgraf was initially hesitant to run but was interested in bringing the
first-year class together. He is already planning an overnight trip to
Mt. Baldy to view a meteor shower in October.

Landgraf also plans to create a book
exchange at CMC, which he hopes could benefit the entire student body.

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