Union Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Tuesday to divest the school’s $108.4 million endowment from fossil fuels.
Student groups have ramped up efforts this semester to pressure the University to divest from fossil fuels to private prison companies.
Columbia Prison Divest is wrapping up a week of events called People, Prisons & Profit, which aimed to increase awareness for its divestment movement on campus.
At Friday's plenary, the University Senate passed resolutions that would make membership of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault public and codify the quality of life survey as a biennial endeavour. Representatives from the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing also presented a report on fossil fuel divestment.
For a better activism, we need to be more pragmatic and respectful of our causes.
The group known as Columbia Prison Divest hand-delivered a letter to University President Lee Bollinger’s office on Monday afternoon, calling on the administration to divest from Corrections Corporation of America and the British multinational security firm G4S.
By sabotaging the operation of capital at the university, we risk diminishing the value of our own personhood.
To answer this question with a firm "yes" or "no" would be to demonstrate disinterest.
Examining the underlying issues of divestment at Columbia.
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