Mammoth Moments in Miniature: Nov. 2 to Nov. 8

Mammoth Moments in Miniature provides quick updates on notable campus news that has occurred since the last issue. In this week’s installment: the college tests its emergency alert system, results of the masking survey are released, and more.

Administration Tests Emergency Alert System

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the administration conducted a test of the college’s emergency alert system. In addition to a siren, which rang across campus, emails, text messages, and calls were made to those enrolled in the system. Though the college runs a system-wide test every semester, this semester’s test was also designed to help restore the campus community’s faith in the alert system following its unintentional activation on Aug. 26.

CARC Hosts FLI Week

Monday, Nov. 7 kicked off the start of the Class Access and Resource Center’s (CARC) First Generation and Low Income (FLI) week. Over the course of the week, the center will hold various workshops and events designed to celebrate FLI students and forge community while providing resources for navigating college life.

College Releases Masking Survey Results

Chief Student Affairs Officer and Dean of Students Liz Agosto sent an email to the campus community on Tuesday, Nov. 8, relaying the results of the college’s Oct. 24 survey on the administration’s current masking policy. Among other things, in the email, Agosto announced that, out of 1029 responses, nearly 90 percent of respondents voiced support for shifting to a mask-optional policy in classrooms and labs. Agosto emphasized that the community’s comments and responses will guide the administration’s decision-making process moving forward.