At the ASCMC Executive Board meeting of April 3, 2016, the Board discussed ASCMC offices, 5C funding, and the new alcohol policy.
Nicky Blumm ’17, ASCMC President, will be talking to Melissa Schild, Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Campus Services; Devon MacIver, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities; and President Chodosh about where to move the ASCMC office next year. The space is for ASCMC members to convene off-hours, hold cabinet or president meetings, and work on decorations in a private location. One option is an area on the second floor of Heggblade Center or a space in the Robert Day School on the second floor of Bauer. Although no decision was made, the majority of Executive Board sided with the Robert Day School area. The consensus was that the ASCMC space should not be too close to the proposed resource center and the Dean of Students office after events that occurred on campus this year. The Board also pointed out that the RDS space is a larger, more spacious area.
ASCMC discussed whether it wanted to continue its 5C budget routine. Currently, Pitzer, Scripps, and Harvey Mudd give money to ASPC for the funding of 5C clubs, and ASPC pools the money and distributes it to the clubs. This system gives Pomona full authority of the allocation of those resources and allows ASPC to keep any unused funding. CMC, however, doesn’t contribute to the fund. Executive Vice President Felipe Afanador ’18 stated that this allows ASCMC more autonomy over which clubs receive funding, thus giving ASCMC the ability to give more money to the 5C clubs that have a greater number of CMC participants. After discussion, the Executive Board leaned heavily towards keeping the 5C budget system the same.
Kai Vogel ’19, Event Commissioner, learned after talking to his building attendant that building attendants currently have access to the temporary gym space in Frazee and the Bubble next to Pritzlaff Field, but they will not have access to Roberts Pavilion. Elaine Sohng ’17, Presidential Advisor, added that the CMC community needs to stress that building attendants are part of the community and should be treated as such. The Executive Board agreed and Blumm will talk to Schild about giving them access.
The first of several conversations about the new alcohol policy began this week. Blu
mm stated that there should be new rules regarding the alcohol policy. The rules that should be implemented are a restriction against fire, glass, roof access, and public urination. Chandler Koon ’19, Events Manager, stated that a stricter alcohol policy could provide an incentive for students to not register parties, especially in mid-quad dorms, because the party would be obscured from Campus Security’s watch. One possible new regulation coming next year is that only students who are twenty-one or older can register parties. Edgar Warnholtz, Class of 2019 President, stated that this could create a divide between freshman and upperclassmen, because it would put the freshman in an uncomfortable position asking the upperclassmen to register their parties. Katherine Chakmak, Class of 2016 President, stated that the twenty-one and older rule was in place during her freshman year and that it actually encouraged integration between the classes since it made freshman and upperclassmen interact and often go out together.