FACULTY VIEWPOINT l Shared Governance Calls for Fossil-Fuel Divestment

FACULTY VIEWPOINT l Shared Governance Calls for Fossil-Fuel Divestment l The Cornell Daily Sun

By Prof. David Shalloway, November 2, 2015

  • In 2013, the Student Assembly passed a resolution by a ten-to-one margin asking for fossil-fuel divestment — asking Cornell to take climate action leadership and assert its moral integrity by divesting from the fossil fuels that are destroying our planet.   It has since passed two more resolutionsIn addition, every other campus constituency, as represented by every other shared governance group, has joined them by overwhelmingly passing divestment resolutions. This unanimity is unprecedented in Cornell’s history. If shared governance is to have real meaning, the administration must respect this unique, united decision.