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  1. Do you have a problem with something about Pomona and want to play a part in creating a constructive solution? Apply to be a part of ASPC 2016-17! Be heard. Submit an application at by Friday, 4.22.16, at 5pm.

    Paid Staff Positions: Developer for Digital Media and Programming Group (DMP), Director of Public Relations, Presidential Aide, Senate Aide

    Faculty and Admin Committees: Academic Procedures, Admissions and Financial Aid, Analyzing Difference, Critical Thinking and Writing, Curriculum, Faculty Position Advisory, President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Study Abroad

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  2. Course registration and room draw are right around the corner, and ASPC has your back - you can check out our course reviews database and our housing reviews database to find out what past students have thought about their favorite courses or their worst dorms.

    We want to make these resources even better. For a limited time only, posting a new course review or housing review will automatically enter your name into a raffle for a chance to win two fabulous prizes. Each submitted review counts as a raffle entry, so the MORE reviews you submit, the MORE chances you have to win! Any reviews since the last raffle at the end of the Spring 2015 semester count as eligible entries. (Remember, only review courses you’ve taken, and rooms you've lived in.)


    • 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 19 for course reviews
    • 11:59pm on Saturday, April 23 for housing reviews


    • For the course reviews raffle, enter for a chance to win a new pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones - perfect for silencing the roar of college life during finals week.

    • For the housing reviews raffle, enter for a chance to win a new Kindle Paperwhite - great for reading books or using thousands of apps.

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    Read about what we do in the Digital Media Group, and send us an email at

  3. Voting for the ASPC Spring 2016 elections has begun! The polls will close on Tuesday, April 5th at 12:47pm. Once you've voted, share the link with your friends!

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  4. Resolution:​Student­Alumni Engagement

    Author(s):​Anna Blachman ‘16, Lazaros Chalkias ‘16, Alice Timken ‘16, Sam Crawford ‘16,

    Aidan Orly ‘16, Stacey Abrams ‘16, Christina Tong ‘17, Jaya Jivika Rajani ‘17, Benjamin

    Higgs ‘18

    Passed by the Associated Students of Pomona College

    February 1, 2016

    WHEREAS our campus anchors a worldwide Pomona network, and students are the future of

    this Sagehen network; AND

    WHEREAS there is strong precedent for student involvement in setting the strategic

    directions of the College;

    WHEREAS the rate of alumni giving has declined, and alumni have limited options for

    supporting the College and students through avenues that receive institution­wide

    recognition and support; AND

    WHEREAS Pomona’s peer institutions prioritize access to their alumni community through

    student­oriented programming and an alumni database;

    WHEREAS Pomona faculty often independently undertake responsibility for maintaining

    accessible pathways for students and alumni to the best of their limited capacity; AND

    WHEREAS the Career Development Office provides intentional opportunities for

    student­alumni engagement in the context of career development despite inadequate access

    to key information regarding the current state of the greater Pomona community; AND

    WHEREAS the Pomona Advancement Division is taking new steps to re­engage the alumni

    constituency without actively engaging students in the development of programs most

    critical to younger alumni; AND

    WHEREAS the Alumni Association has identified reconnecting to the campus and standing

    closer to campus community, especially during times of distress, as top priorities of its

    members; AND

    WHEREAS Pomona College students are charged with responsibly representing the College

    to the world and should be trusted to use accessible alumni information respectfully and

    with discretion;

    [ ][ ] 1 2 AND

    [ ] 3 AND

    1 Examples include but are not limited to: Student Affairs Committee, Faculty Governance,

    Student Members of Trustee Committees, President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity

    (PACD), etc.

    2 Trustee­Student Task Force on Campus Community Communication (or Student­Trustee

    Communication) Final Report (February 2012).

    3 Colleges and Universities including but not limited to: Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore,

    Davidson, Smith, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton.

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) supports

    the Student­Alumni Engagement Initiative to create the institutional space required for long

    term, meaningful alumni­student engagement;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC welcomes the incorporation of programming aimed at

    promoting student­alumni interaction during Alumni Weekend;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC urges the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to

    provide and prioritize opportunities for student engagement with the alumni office;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC calls for the creation of a robust online, searchable

    alumni directory, available to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC charges the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

    alongside the Career Development Office with expanding and institutionalizing Alumni and

    Parent involvement in Career Development and Lifelong Learning;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC encourages Faculty, Student Affairs, and the

    Advancement Divisions to draw on their strengths and jointly work in good faith with all

    College constituencies to achieve these goals;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC calls on the Advancement Division to join all other

    stakeholders in facilitating opportunities for students and alumni to develop long­lasting and

    substantial relationships.


    4 The Student­Alumni Engagement Initiative was created in October 2015 aiming to create

    accessible and transparent alumni networks and build community across all Sagehens. The

    board, lead by co­founders Anna Blachman ‘16 and Lazaros Chalkias ‘16, has been

    advocating for the strengthening of existing programing and development of the

    student­alumni engagement charge on campus. The Initiative envisions the College as a

    leader in facilitating opportunities for all Sagehens to develop long­lasting and substantial

    relationships and works toward that vision.

    Board Members: Stacey Abrams ‘16, Anna Blachman ‘16, Montez Brownlee ‘16, Lazaros

    Chalkias ‘16, Sam Crawford ‘16, Jamila Espinosa ‘16, Leo Estrada ‘16, Benjamin Higgs ‘18,

    Aidan Orly ‘16, Jaya Jivika Rajani ‘17, Sergio Rodriguez ‘16, Avi Sheldon ‘16, Alice Timken

    ‘16, Christina Tong ‘17

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