Editorial: Against Divestment from Private Prisons at Princeton

Editorial: Against Divestment from Private Prisons at Princeton l The Princetonian

April 21, 2016

  • During the Spring Undergraduate Student Government elections at Princeton University this week, students voted on a referendum calling on the University and the Princeton Investment Corporation to “divest from corporations that draw profit from incarceration, drug control and immigrant deportation policies.” The Board has consistently argued against divestment of the University’s endowment. Although the referendum did not meet the minimum voting requirement of  one-third  the student body, the Board urges the University to reject future petitions to divest unless there is substantial consensus and more conclusive evidence.