Post Tagged with: "GU Fossil Free"

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
Photos of the Week: Nov. 15

Photos of the Week: Nov. 15

Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 21 Photos of the week of Nov. 15 – 21 include the annual TEDxGeorgetown conference, Yeonmi Park speaking at Gaston Hall, GU Fossil Free’s campaign for divestment, GU Dance Company’s annual showcase, Mask and Bauble’s “Sonder,” four basketball games and more.   View[Read More…]

by November 22, 2014 0 comments Photography
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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
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Vincent DiLaurentis (SFS ’17) leads the group Hoyas United for Free Speech in its delivery of a petition 
advocating for free speech reform to Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson in the Leavey Center.

Free Speech Petition Presented to GU

Hoyas United for Free Speech, a new student group advocating for free speech reform on campus, delivered its petition to Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson on Friday. The petition, which has so far garnered roughly 460 signatures, includes demands for the expansion of free speech zones on campus,[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Elaine Colligan (SFS ’15) holds a banner advocating for divestment as a university committee discusses GU Fossil Free’s proposal.

GU Hears Divestment Proposal

Eight members of GU Fossil Free presented a formal proposal calling for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies during a meeting of the university’s Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility on Monday afternoon, while about 35 students and staff members rallied outside of McShain Lounge in support of[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Making Georgetown Cleaner and Greener

Earlier this month, ExxonMobil published a blog post presenting its position on the burgeoning international fossil fuel divestment movement — unsurprisingly, they do not look favorably on it. Claiming that the movement is out of touch with “reality,” it sings the praises of fossil fuels and makes the case that[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top