Post Tagged with: "divestment"

CISR, Stall No More

After a prolonged debate, the Committee on Invests Social Responsibility rejected GU Fossil Free’s plan for divestment and suggested in its place an alternative that would enact change over a lengthened period of time. CISR recognizes the “real dangers of climate change” and “broad range of moral concerns” regarding investment[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The CISR vote was scheduled for Jan. 16, prompting a GU Fossil Free-led rally, but the results were not released until Monday night.

CISR Rejects Fossil Free Plan and Offers Alternative

The Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility voted against GU Fossil Free’s divestment proposal Monday night and instead recommended to the university’s board of directors a program of targeted divestment, strategic engagement and continuing assessment as an alternative course of action. The decision, which was originally scheduled to be released[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GU Fossil Free led a sparsely attended rally before the Jan. 16 vote.

CISR Yet to Release Decision

The Center for Investments and Social Responsibility has yet to release the results of their Jan. 16 vote on divestment, leading members of GU Fossil Free to release an open letter urging CISR to respond promptly. CISR Chair James Feinerman released a statement on the day of the scheduled vote[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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CISR to Vote on Divestment

As the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility votes on fossil fuel divestment today, GU Fossil Free will continue its campaign in preparation for its meeting with the university’s board of directors in February. The divestment proposal by GU Fossil Free calls for the university to divest its holdings from[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Rightful Divestment

On June 25, 2013, President Barack Obama spoke from the steps of New North and announced a major plan to combat climate change. Obama’s remarks emphasized the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to invest and use renewable energy and to create a future that is marked by a cleaner,[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GU Fossil Free Discusses Proposal With DeGioia

University President John J. DeGioia met with GU Fossil Free last Tuesday to discuss the fossil fuel divestment proposal and inform them that the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility will vote on their proposal in January 2015. The vote was originally scheduled to take place at the end of[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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DeGioia met with 14 GU Fossil Free members Tuesday to discuss their proposal.

GU Fossil Free Meets with DeGioia

University President John J. DeGioia met with members of GU Fossil Free yesterday and informed them that the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility will vote on their proposal in January 2015, as opposed to end of the academic year. GU Fossil Free presented their proposal to CISR in late October[Read More…]

by November 26, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Students protested the Georgetown Sabra Hummus House pop-up shop in October for its owners' association with the Israeli army.

UCLA Divestment Draws Mixed Responses at Georgetown

The University of California, Los Angeles’ undergraduate student government voted Tuesday night to pass a resolution calling the university to divest from American companies profiting from human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to the Daily Bruin, prompting mixed reactions from Georgetown student groups. Ari Goldstein[Read More…]

by November 25, 2014 0 comments City News, News
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GU Fossil Free marched to President John J. DeGioia’s office on Friday.

GU Fossil Free Rallies for Meeting With DeGioia

GU Fossil Free successfully scheduled a meeting with University President John J. DeGioia to discuss divestment options for the university after a  meeting with DeGioia’s Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara (GRD ’96) Thursday and a rally Friday. At the meeting with Ferrara, GU Fossil Free demanded to meet with the[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Weighing Divestment’s Risks

When Georgetown University Fossil Free turned in its divestment proposal to the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibly, it brought its movement one step closer to reaching a definitive answer on the fate of the university endowment’s investment in fossil fuels. For years, the merits of divestment have persisted as[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top