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.
Amid the excitement of a return to cross-campus dining, an influx of students across 5C dining halls has left already-understaffed dining hall workers to deal with mask discrepancies, larger messes and longer lines.
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.
The Claremont Colleges celebrated Women’s History Month with the inaugural Black and Brown Women of Color conference.
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 faculty will vote Wednesday on a motion to grade students on a universal pass/no credit basis for the spring 2020 semester.
Students face a wide range of challenges in continuing classes. Pomona College needs to embrace universal pass/no credit to give everyone a fair chance.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, 5C students and their student governments are advocating for new grading policies they say promote equity.