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Pomona College Allows Student Activists to Stay in Dorms Despite Campus Shutdown

Pomona College Allows Student Activists to Stay in Dorms Despite Campus Shutdown

“great news for students on campus, and we are glad that our work pressured administration to change their decision”

This seems like a reckless decision. Doesn’t public health override protest concerns?

The College Fix reports:

Pomona will allow students to remain on shut-down campus

Student activists at Pomona College in California scored a win late last week when the administration of the school agreed to let protesting students remain in their college dorms even as the rest of the school was shut down due to the coronavirus panic.

The group Occupy Pomona confirmed on its Twitter feed on Sunday that the college “released the decision on Friday at 12pm that they would allow all students still on campus to remain on campus.” The activists last week had been demanding that the school allow any student who wanted to remain on campus to continue to live in the school’s dorms.

The school’s concession “was great news for students on campus, and we are glad that our work pressured administration to change their decision,” the group tweeted, while still claiming that the school did not go far enough:

However, we know that there are still many students who were forced off-campus without adequate housing due to the dorm walkthroughs Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, as well as poor communication and lack of transparency from the onset. These displaced students will incur various expenses over the next couple of months, including rent for safe and affordable housing and nutritional food.

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Comments

blacksburger | March 24, 2020 at 6:39 pm

I wonder how they will react if a Corvid epidemic develops?

blacksburger | March 24, 2020 at 7:10 pm

Oops! I meant Covid.

That’s fine. If they get sick they go nowhere. Set meals on the front doorstep for a month and leave them alone.
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