Students at the Claremont Colleges are demanding their wealthy peers pay for their “mental health needs” and “family support” over the summer, through student-run mutual aid funds. Student activist group Occupy Pomona has been the primary student fundraiser for this cause. Members of the production team of “Love is Blind: Claremont,” an online dating show featuring students of the Claremont Colleges, posted on Twitter that wealthy students who fail to donate ”substantial sums” to Claremont student mutual aid funds “will be revealed/[doxxed]” on their show.
In March, Occupy Pomona successfully forced Pomona College to continue to house students on campus. Students were told to leave campus to prevent an outbreak of coronavirus on campus. When students and professors voiced their concern online over the potential spread of the virus on campus, students were caught threatening and harassing the concerned faculty members. A student staying on campus at Scripps College later tested positive for COVID-19.
CORRECTION: Previously, the writer had stated that only Pomona students were advocating for support through mutual aid funds. We have since been informed that students from all five colleges benefit from this aid, and have corrected our statement accordingly.
UPDATE: According to the producers of “Love is Blind: Claremont,” the posts in question were intended as a joke. This information comes from a post made by the producers shortly after Pomona’s administration sent out an email condemning the doxxing threats.
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