ASPC Budget Committee presented its recommendations for the 2015-2016 ASPC Budget to ASPC Senate yesterday. After some discussion and a few concerns, the budget was ultimately passed by a unanimous 8-0 vote. Check out next year’s budget here!
The reasoning behind a few of the changes in next year’s budget:
PEC is receiving less money than in previous years as a result of budget committee restructuring—next year, the ASPC and PEC budget committees will be folded into a single ASPC Budget Committee. This means the same amount of money available for events as before, but now with a single budget committee to go to with funding requests for organizations and events!
TSL currently receives the vast majority of its funding from ASPC despite being a 5C newspaper. Budget Committee recommended slightly reducing their funding and encouraging them to seek additional funding from the other colleges.
The Draper Center, which started as an ASPC initiative but is increasingly a College program, is only receiving less money from ASPC because the College is increasingly funding it.
Income from vending machines is declining steeply—from \$10,000 for the 2013-2014 school year to an expected income of \$5,000 for the 2015-2016 school year. Vending machine income goes entirely toward the ASPC alcohol fund, so less money from vending machines could mean less money for the alcohol fund if the trend continues. Senators noted that revenue from the vending machines in the new dorms (Sontag and Pomona) goes to RHS, while all other vending machine income goes to the alcohol fund.
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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 HIGHER chance you have to win! Any reviews since the last raffle at the end of the Spring 2014 semester count as eligible entries. (Remember, only review courses you’ve taken, and rooms you've lived in.)
If the joy of helping out your fellow students isn't enough, perhaps these raffle prizes will give you an extra push. Help us build a better campus!
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Congratulations to your newly elected ASPC Senate representatives:
VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE
Peter Hao Chen
VICE PRESIDENT FOR CAMPUS EVENTS
SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT
JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT
COMMISSIONER OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
COMMISSIONER OF CLUBS
COMMISSIONER OF COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSIONER OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFIARS
COMMISSIONER OF OFF CAMPUS RELATIONS
Jose Luis Gomez
COMMISSIONER OF SPORTS
AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE ON STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD
AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE ON FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD
Lazaros M.K. Chalkias
AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE ON ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD
Changes to the ASPC Constitution: Commissioner Of Club Description
Changes to the ASPC Constitution: Commissioner Of Sports Description
Voting for the ASPC Spring 2015 elections has begun! The polls will close on Tuesday, April 7th at 12:47pm. Once you've voted, share the link with your friends! https://aspc.pomona.edu/vote/
If you need inspiration, you can check out how last year's president Darrell Jones III tried to drum up the vote, with the help of a special friend:
ASPC has recently integrated with Pomona's single-sign-on login system. Now, when you click "login" in the top right corner of the homepage, you will be redirected to the central login page that you also use for Sakai, the portal, and MyMail. If you are already logged into one of those services, you will not need to re-enter your credentials to access ASPC.