Minnesota Student Association’s Divestment is the Right Decision (Opinion) l The Minnesota Daily
In this opinion piece, a University student states his belief that the Minnesota Student Association’s success in passing a version of the divestment resolution brought forward by members of Students for Justice in Palestine and human rights advocates is a resounding victory for freedom of speech and a slap at the hands of powers that attempted to interfere and silence dissent.
Northern Arizona University Students Launch Sit-In as Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Sweeps Country
April 29, 2016
- At least 8 students at Northern Arizona University have been arrested after they refused to leave a university building at closing time as a part of a sit-in to call on the school to divest from fossil fuels. Their protest is part of a national "Fossil Free" movement to pressure colleges to address the issue of climate change.
Activists and Stanford Alumnus Tom Steyer Blast Stanford for Rejecting Divestment l E&E Publishing, LLC
By: Debra Kahn and Benjamin Hulac, April, 28, 2016
Stanford University has announced it will retain its holdings in fossil fuel companies, dismaying student activists and one of its most prolific donors. The move sparked protests on campus yesterday and an angry statement from billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, a Stanford alumnus who serves on the school's board of trustees and donates heavily to the institution. "I strongly disagree with Stanford's decision not to divest from fossil fuels," Steyer said. "Climate change is truly the challenge of our generation, which is why I have long publicly supported divestment from fossil fuels and continue to do so."
By: Blair Crawford, April 26, 2016
- The University of Ottawa Board of Governors has voted to try to “shift” the school’s investments in fossil fuel industries, but stopped short of full divestment as many campus activists had pushed it to do.
Pro-Coal Group Says University of Montana Divestment Students are Hypocritical for Taking Coal-Subsidized Tuition
By: Jon King, April, 26, 2016
A group of activists are protesting the University of Montana Foundation’s investment portfolio, urging the foundation to divest from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. Count on Coal Montana Spokesman Chuck Denowh described the protest as ironic. “I think it is very ironic that we have students here who have their tuition subsidized by coal protesting coal,” Denowh said. “I think they would be a lot more believable and sincere if they asked the state legislature to stop sending all of that coal money to the University of Montana.”
Vassar College Students Begin Peaceful Divestment Protest Sit-in l Clean Technica
By: Joshua Hill, April 26, 2016
- Students from Vassar College’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign began a peaceful sit-in protest on Monday, calling for full divestment from fossil fuel companies. The Vassar students are requesting that the College divest from the 200 corporations that hold the largest coal, oil, and gas reserves, as well as to restructure the College’s administration “to empower the voices of its students, faculty, and alumni.”
Fossil Fuels Divestment March Set for University of Wisconsin, Madison l Wisconsin Gazette
April 26, 2016
A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni is urging divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in renewable energy. An open letter, signed by more than 250 alumni and friends, will be presented to the UW Foundation on April 29, following a march at the campus.
Northern Arizona University Fossil Fuels Protest Ends in Arrests l Arizona Daily Sun
By: Emery Cowan, April 26, 2016
Five NAU students were arrested Monday night when they refused to leave a building they had occupied all day in a sit-in protest. The students were among a group of between 40 and 60 people who occupied the lobby of NAU's Student and Academic Services building throughout the day on Monday, student Karina Gonsalez said. The students said they were attempting to pressure university President Rita Cheng into taking a stance on fossil fuel divestment.
Divesting from Israel is Counterproductive, Simplistic, and Biased (Opinion) l The Daily Northwestern
By: Edmund Bannister, April 25, 2016
- In this opinion piece, a Northwestern student creates a space for discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He urges each student on this campus, no matter what their position on this issue is, to help push the dialogue away from punishment, sanctions and finger-pointing and towards something based off of rationality and mutual respect.
By: Andrew Han, April 25, 2016
- On Monday, Stanford’s Board of Trustees decided not to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Their decision followed renewed efforts by Fossil Free Stanford (FFS) this academic year to pressure our endowment to divest, including a week-long sit-in outside of President Hennessy’s office in the fall and a recent campaign encouraging undergraduate seniors and recent alumni to withhold donations.