Pomona College administrators said Friday they plan to bring students back to campus in fall 2021 and cautioned that a spring return to campus appears unlikely.
Claremont McKenna College will furlough up to 130 staff members if students are unable to return to campus in the spring semester, President Hiram
Harvey Mudd has raised at least $137,000 for staff members that were furloughed in the wake of HMC’s campus closure.
Nearly a month after committing to move forward with staff furloughs despite faculty backlash, Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr announced the creation of the Sagehen Employee Support Fund to assist Pomona staff who have been partially or fully furloughed as of Oct. 1.
In response to decreased revenue and unanticipated costs due to the closure of its campus, Scripps College announced that it would partially furlough 59 employees.
Ahead of a meeting Wednesday to address faculty’s objections to Pomona College’s recent decision to furlough staff members, the Faculty Executive Committee released a statement denouncing the college’s decision.
At least 85 faculty members called for furloughs to be reversed in a letter presented to college administrators Wednesday.
Pomona College announced it will furlough 264 campus staff members, citing a budget deficit of more than $37 million for the fiscal year.