ASPC endowment presentation adjourned early amid student demonstration for workers’ pay

Following last spring’s student body vote to disclose Pomona’s fossil fuel investments, Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) hosted a Nov. 10 meeting open to the student body, at which Pomona’s financial officers presented information on the college’s endowment and budget support.

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OPINION: Pomona’s expectations for first-year presidents are way too high

Pomona first-years voted in their first ASPC election before having survived even their first month of college. As a result, candidates were making false promises and unknowingly spreading misinformation about student government, argues Paul Yan ‘26.

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Pomona dining hall staff vote to authorize strike, ASPC passes resolution in support of higher wages

On Thursday evening, Pomona College dining hall staff voted to authorize a strike, meaning that the committee of workers which represents staff during contract negotiations may decide to mobilize, although no official plan to strike has been released.

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FLI, international students push for Pomona summer storage options

As the spring semester winds down, 5C students are facing the annual question of where and how to store their personal belongings over the summer. Pomona College students — who have typically had the option to store their belongings on campus over the summer — were told that, this year, on-campus spaces are “not suited for long-term storage,” according to a March 1 email from Dean of Campus Life Josh Eisenberg.

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Pomona students approve ASPC referendum on fossil fuel divestment and disclosure

Nearly nine in ten Pomona College students believe the school should move toward complete divestment from fossil fuels, a March 29 referendum revealed. 88 percent of students voted in favor of a resolution to divest on the ballot, while 96 percent of those who voted agreed that the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee should disclose the percentage of Pomona’s endowment that remains invested in fossil fuels.

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Alumni Jennifer Doudna PO ’85, Stewart Smith PO ’68 announced as Pomona commencement speakers

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna PO ’85 and Kinsmith Financial Corporation CEO Stewart Smith PO ’68 will speak at the Pomona College class of 2022’s commencement ceremony, Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr announced to students via email Feb. 15.

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Marianne Williamson joins call with Claremont DISCOVR in support of hybrid learning options

On Saturday, former presidential candidate and previous Pomona College student Marianne Williamson participated in a Zoom call with Claremont DISCOVR — a 5C advocacy group for students with disabilities — in support of flexible hybrid learning options for vulnerable students.

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5C Lunar New Year events impacted by pandemic for second consecutive year

Like many festivities whose in-person celebrations have been altered by COVID-19, Lunar New Year celebrations by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese student associations were limited once again this year.

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