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GU FOSSIL FREE/FACEBOOK | GU Fossil Free members Celia Buckman (SFS '21), bottom center, and Samantha Panchèvre (SFS '19), bottom right, urged Georgetown to divest from companies who do not meet select energy standards.

GUFF Alters Full Divestment Proposal After CISR Meeting

GU Fossil Free released a memo detailing its five-year plan for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies March 28 following a meeting with the university’s investment committee last week. The memo resulted from a meeting between GUFF and the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, a group of[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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CISR Recommends Against Direct Investment in Private Prisons

The Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility plans to advise the board of directors to establish a policy of no direct investment in private prison companies and to avoid commingled funds with investments in private prison companies “to the maximum extent possible,” according to a memo published by the committee today. CISR also[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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University Pulls out of Coal Investments

The decision came Thursday, as the third day of board meetings came to a close. GU Fossil Free, an organization dedicated to full divestment from fossil fuel companies, expressed disappointment with the vote in a statement released shortly following the announcement. “GU Fossil Free maintains that this is not a[Read More…]

by June 5, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Members of GU Fossil Free, after the release of the board's decision.

Board Resolution Ends Direct Investment in Coal

The university’s board of directors voted today to cease direct investment in coal companies, affirming the recommendation of the board’s working group. According to the resolution, the working group, which considered the proposals of both GU Fossil Free and the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility, recommended a three-fold course of[Read More…]

by June 4, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News

Faculty Letter Backs Fossil Free

GU Fossil Free submitted an open letter signed by 97 faculty members calling for the university to divest from the top 200 fossil fuel companies to the Office of the President on Wednesday. The letter, which was released on GU Fossil Free’s website, circulated among faculty last Wednesday after it[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News - Top
The Year in Brief

The Year in Brief

July 2014 – DeGioia Becomes Longest-Serving President University President John J. DeGioia, the first layperson to occupy Georgetown’s presidency, surpassed his predecessors 13 years after he ascended to the office in July 2001. August 2014 – Alumni Donate to Thompson Athletic Center Men’s basketball greats Patrick Ewing (CAS ’85), Roy[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Year in Review

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