Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr officially joined the ranks of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at an induction ceremony Sept. 9 to 10, following a year’s delay due to COVID-19. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Academy was founded in 1780 during the American Revolution by John Adams
Vaccinated asymptomatic Pomona students who come in contact with a positive COVID-19 no longer need to follow modified quarantine rules.
Pomona College President Starr and administrators criticized legislation ASPC passed April 22, citing a lack of student representation in the decision.
Pomona College will invite the classes of 2020 and 2021 to campus mid-2022 for a celebratory weekend in place of an in-person commencement.
Pomona College could resume modified on-campus activities this summer if Los Angeles County moves into the red tier of the state’s reopening plan, President G. Gabrielle Starr and administrators said in an email to the community Thursday. LA County has been in its most restrictive purple tier since August 2020,
Pomona College released information for what an in-person spring semester could look like in an email to students Monday, detailing strict social distancing guidelines and plans for creating a “bubble” on campus.
The Pomona College class of 2020 commencement ceremony has been scheduled to take place virtually in mid-December.
While some Pomona professors wish to return to face-to-face instruction provided safety precautions are taken, many have already decided they won’t be teaching in person come fall semester, even if students return to campus. In interviews with TSL, faculty expressed concerns about bringing students back to campus, job security and potential furloughs.
In a move to minimize the impacts of COVID-19 during the fall and winter months, the Claremont Colleges will start the fall semester one week earlier than planned, cancel fall break and end classes before the start of Thanksgiving break.
Pomona College will freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year at 2019-2020 levels, the college board of trustees voted Friday. The measure keeps on-campus tuition at $54,380.