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.
We are writing to thank everyone who attended the town hall meetings last week for students, families, faculty and staff. We recognize some people were unable to attend due to other commitments, so we are summarizing key points here.
With the arrival of a new semester and more detailed guidelines from L.A. County, the College is now taking the next steps to support public health on campus for those who need to be there amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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.
"I’ve seen how summer research allows students to gain command of an area in their chosen discipline, and carry the confidence and excitement from that experience forward in their undergraduate careers and beyond."