Pomona College President Starr and administrators criticized legislation ASPC passed April 22, citing a lack of student representation in the decision.
Pomona College will replace its points-based system with a conversation-based conduct system beginning in fall 2021.
The 5C student body presidents have called on college administrators to revise the spring 2021 academic calendar, expressing concern that the semester could negatively affect student and faculty mental and physical health.
ASPC unanimously passed a resolution addressing concerns and issues with the 6C interim Title IX policy introduced in August, ASPC President Payal Kachru PO ’21 announced in a Sept. 25 email.
With classes online and campuses closed, 5C students aren’t getting to meet their student government presidents in person this semester. Despite the virtual setbacks, the leaders are still pressing on — all have goals they hope to accomplish this semester. Get to know the 5C student government presidents here.
With the virtual fall semester, student governments across the 7Cs have had to reevaluate student fees, as many clubs are forgoing purchases for in-person meetings, such as food for social events, art supplies, and other goods. Some colleges’ student governments reduced or waived fees altogether, and others charged them in full.
Pomona faculty voted down an A/no record/incomplete coronavirus grading policy, but otherwise failed to come to a consensus on a new policy.
Pomona College’s decisions in response to COVID-19 illustrate an urgent need for ASPC representatives to be in the room for policy meetings.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, 5C students and their student governments are advocating for new grading policies they say promote equity.
Pomona students approved amendments to the ASPC constitution and a proposal to grade first-years on a P/NC basis their first semester.