Wed, Nov 11, 2015, 4:04am
Divestment, although not a solution to climate change, helps send the symbolic message to fossil fuel companies an the world, just like Obama's veto of the Keystone XL.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015, 12:32am
As Columbia continues to scrutinize the merits of divestment, the effectiveness of the act has been called into question, following concerns surrounding the impossibility of fully divesting from an industry and the largely symbolic significance of the act.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 9:00pm
Exactly 0.1 percent of Barnard’s endowment has been invested in coal for the first time this June.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015, 7:27pm
Barnard’s board of trustees will consider fossil fuel divestment and meet with student activists about the issue in December.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 2:02pm
Following three meetings with Barnard Divest, College President Debora Spar said that she would discuss the issue further with trustees this week.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015, 9:01pm
While full fossil fuel divestment remains Columbia Divest for Climate Justice’s ultimate goal, the group is considering narrowing its petition to coal divestment as an incremental strategy to speed up trustee action.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015, 7:32pm
As Columbia Law School’s panel on fossil fuel divestment approaches, it is important to remember that our job isn’t to invite the fossil fuel industry to the table—it's to keep them from burning it down.
Sat, May 30, 2015, 6:52pm
Columbia Divest for Climate Justice responded to President Bollinger’s statement on divestment via email to the Columbia community “calling on the Board of Trus
Fri, May 15, 2015, 2:38pm
President Bollinger sent an email to the Columbia community this afternoon regarding the “pending proposals regarding Columbia University’s investments: divestment from companies engaged in the operation of private prisons and divestment from fossil fuels.”
Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 6:58am
Student and faculty activists have spent time and energy advocating for Columbia to cut financial ties with companies involved with private prisons or the the fossil fuel industry.