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VIEWPOINT: Divest From Fossil Fuels

Despite preaching the perils of climate change in the classroom and promoting values of stewardship, Georgetown University invests part of its endowment in the fossil fuel industry. Georgetown University Fossil Free published an op-ed in The Hoya five years ago to publicize its proposal calling on the university to divest[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion
FILE PHOTO: ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA | Georgetown is contracting a third party to evaluate a solar panel initiative that would deforest 240 acres of land. Students pushed the university to release further information on the evaluation at a Feb. 10 forum.

Students Push Administrators for Details on Solar Panel Initiative

Students urged Georgetown University to disclose the details of the timeline on a solar panel initiative that would deforest 240 acres of land but provide half of the university’s electricity needs at a Feb. 10 forum. The university is contracting a third party to review the project, a decision supported[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GUFF Pushes University to Divest From Fossil Fuel

GUFF Pushes University to Divest From Fossil Fuel

GU Fossil Free, a campus student group advocating for Georgetown University to adopt socially responsible investment policies, submitted a proposal Jan. 16 calling for Georgetown to completely divest its $1.5 billion endowment fund from all fossil fuel energy companies. The proposal calls on the university to cease all new investments[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Ensure Accountability through Student Input

A little collaboration can go a long way. Earlier this month, the Georgetown University board of directors approved Georgetown’s first Socially Responsible Investing Policy. The policy was formulated over the last year with continuous feedback from GU Fossil Free. Though this policy is not perfect, it is a step in[Read More…]

by June 24, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GUFF Rallies for Reform

GUFF Rallies for Reform

Approximately 30 Georgetown University Fossil Free members and supporters gathered to demand socially responsible investments and more transparency from the board of directors’ Socially Responsible Investments Committee — including restricting investments in gun manufacturing and fossil fuel companies — at a rally hosted by GUFF in Red Square on Wednesday.[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU FILM FESTIVAL
One of 24 films being shown at GUFF, “Extraordinary People” is an environmentally focused documentary about the Black Sea region people.

Second Annual GU Film Festival Kicks Off

The second annual Georgetown University Film Festival began in the Healey Family Student Center on Thursday with the Washington, D.C., premiere of the Sundance-awarded documentary “The Bad Kids.” GUFF will continue throughout the day, featuring a variety of short programs: “Paradigm Shift,” “Teenage Wasteland,” “Chamber of Reflection” and “In a[Read More…]

Restricted by Jargon

The Georgetown University Student Association senate’s rejection of a referendum regarding student opinions on divestment Nov. 22, as proposed by GU Fossil Free, surprised many on the Hilltop. Many more did not even know such a vote was happening. Before the senate vote, GUFF had advertised that a referendum on[Read More…]

FILE PHOTO: KAYLA NOGUCHI/THE HOYA
GU Fossil Free released a petition in January 2013 in support of diverstment that has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.

Fossil Free Seeks Referendum, Again

GU Fossil Free announced Tuesday that the Georgetown University Student Association will consider holding a student-wide referendum on whether the university should fully divest its holdings from the top 200 fossil fuel companies on the executive ballot vote in February, marking its first proposal for a referendum since 2013. GUSA[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ISABEL BINAMIRA/THE HOYA
GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

Fossil Free Alum Effort Lags

GU Fossil Free published and circulated an open letter written by an anonymous alumnus calling for the university to divest its endowment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies, amassing one signature as of press time. The group published the letter on its website Oct. 9. It is the first[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Fossil Free Storms Stage During World Bank President’s Speech

GU Fossil Free stormed the Gaston Hall stage today following a speech by World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim on climate change. During the transition from Kim’s speech to a question-and-answer session, three members of GU Fossil Free walked onto the stage and unfurled a large banner. In[Read More…]

by March 18, 2015 21 comments Campus News, News, News - Top