Amherst College Students Seek Divestment

Amherst College Students Seek Divestment l Daily Hampshire Gazette

By: Scott Merzbach, April 20, 2016

  • At Amherst College, eliminating oil and gas stocks from the investment portfolio has not yet happened, prompting students involved in the Divest Amherst group to call on Amherst Town Meeting to put pressure on the school’s board of trustees to make changes in this practice. At the Wednesday session of Town Meeting, members are expected to be asked to endorse a resolution so “that the college will join the institutions that have already divested and leverage its national reputation to promote divestment.”