Although this reporter usually has a plethora of seating options at Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) Senate meetings, this week the room was as packed as a Miley Cyrus concert circa 2007. ASPC President Darrell Jones III PO ’14 introduced the new students in attendance, which included the presidents of the Greek organizations Sigma Tau and Kappa Delta, as well as Director of Campus Safety Shahram Ariane. Ariane, for the record, bears a striking resemblance to Bruce Willis, so we can all sleep safely. We’re in capable hands.
In response to the complaint made at the previous Senate meeting that there are often too many officers at small ASPC-funded parties, Ariane assured the group that he has “no intention of creating a police environment.” In fact, the number of officers hired for events is decided jointly by a Pomona administrator, usually Assistant Director of the Smith Campus Center John Lopes, along with Campus Safety. As a solution to this two-party system, Ariane suggested a three-party system in which the student leaders who host the events join in the walkthroughs and offer their opinions on officer staffing. The club presidents and the Senate seemed receptive to this, so the revamped walkthroughs should commence in the coming weeks.