It turns out that Dean Feldblum watched the video before she wrote that rather pathetic attempt at having a dialogue on Pomona's campus about abortion on Sunday.
I know this because David Daleiden CMC '11 and Kyle Kinneberg CMC '09 met with Pomona Dean Feldblum that day in CMC Dean of Students Jeff Huang's office. Dean Feldblum of Pomona watched the video at around 11:15 AM. The email that was sent to Pomona's campus was sent at around 2:15 PM.
David and I spoke about that earlier conversation about an hour ago. What follows are based upon my notes from his conversation with me.
David asked a lot of questions of Dean Feldblum after he showed her the video. He asked what policy they violated that led to the ban. Dean Feldblum admitted that the ban was NOT based upon breaking any policy.
David then asked why the letter from Dean Marcelle Holmes said otherwise and that there wasn't any communication between himself and the Pomona deans. Dean Feldblum said that there was communication between Pomona and Claremont. In fact, the only communication that occurred between David and the Claremont McKenna deans was a heads up from Dean Marana and Dean Castro that Pomona College and Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles were leaving "all options on the table" after they went to the event. Hardly the conversation to get David's side of the story that Dean Feldblum said those conversations were.
Dean Marana said that if there were a policy violation, David would be punished by a CMC judicical board. But she warned, again according to David, that "this will be just the start of a conversation." That conversation never happened and on March 4, David and Kyle were summarily banned from Pomona College.
David said that if he wasn't violating policy, he couldn't quite understand why he was being banned. Dean Feldblum replied that if he had more questions he should ask Dean Holmes, as she had said in her letter banning them.
David then asked if he should ask what policy that is to Dean Holmes. Dean Feldblum said that he was only permitted to ask her questions related to the extent of the ban and that she was "now in charge" of the situation.
David then asked her to discuss some of the procedures related to how they came up with the punishmenting of a ban and then Dean Feldblum said that he should ask those questions to Dean Huang! (Talk about passing the buck!)
At another point in the conversation, David asked about the policies regarding video taping public lectures at Pomona. Dean Feldblum said that the policy was on the school's website. David said that he had read it, but that it was limited to commercial use. David then suggested that he would put up the video on YouTube as that was not a "commercial" use. Dean Feldblum disagreed with David's interpretation of the policy and told him to go to the website and to "just read it." Well, for those of you who were wondering, here's the policy on videotaping. It just so happens that David is right.