With the Thanksgiving break almost here and the close of the semester not far behind, I’m writing with an update on our path through, and eventually past, what has been an all-encompassing crisis for our community, nation and world.
I am pleased to announce that Pomona College has entered into a partnership with UNITE HERE Local 11 and the Hospitality Training Academy to prepare meals for those in the surrounding area who are home bound during the pandemic.
Right now, it seems, in this year of uncertainty around the globe, with winter still to come, we are all looking ahead to spring and looking for firmer ground in this crisis.
The U.S. government has agreed to rescind the July 6 guidance from ICE that would have required international students enrolled at institutions that are offering an online-only curriculum this fall to leave the country.
Like many of you, we are deeply concerned about the impact upon our students of last week’s guidance from ICE about the status of international students on F-1 visas for the fall semester.

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