Student affinity groups at Pomona fight for permanent space on campus, reject dividing wall

Over the past month, several 5C affinity groups have been in an ongoing struggle with Pomona College administration to preserve and provide permanent safe spaces for students of color.

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Cross-campus dining to return this fall, beginning Aug. 27

Following a two-year interruption and a brief appearance last spring, cross-campus dining is back on the menu at the 5Cs for the upcoming fall semester.

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Exempted and exposed: What to do when you can’t take a PCR test?

The recent spike in COVID-19 cases at the 5Cs exposures has meant exposure to positive individuals has also likely increased. With students who’ve tested positive exempt from PCR testing during the 90 day recovery period, what should they do if they’ve been re-exposed?

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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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Student petition calls for hybrid class option, citing ‘equitable access to education’

When in-person classes at the 5Cs resumed Jan. 31, not everyone celebrated the return to the classroom. Some students have been advocating for the colleges to offer a hybrid learning option, citing issues of educational inequity. 

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Cross-campus dining will resume at 5Cs beginning Feb. 26

After a nearly two-year hiatus, cross-campus dining will gradually return at the 5Cs beginning Feb. 26, according to emails from college administrators Thursday. A decline in COVID-19 cases across the consortium allowed for the reopening, which will take place in stages to accommodate for operational challenges and flexibility as case counts change.

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5Cs release third round of pandemic relief funds

Over the last month, the 5Cs began releasing a third round of federal aid in response to the pandemic to students who qualified.

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