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Prison Divest Hosts A Week Of Engagement

This week, Columbia Prison Divest is holding a Week of Engagement along with several other schools throughout the country.  From Monday to Friday, CPD will be holding events in a variety of locations around Columbia in order to publicize their cause and to talk about the issues surrounding mass incarceration. Earlier this semester, a group of […]

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Columbia Prison Divest Speaks Up

Members of the Columbia Prison Divest campaign sat down with Bwog to talk about the letter they’d sent around and had publicly submitted to PrezBo.  The campaign has only just started, but it seems the group is focused on success—they want Columbia to get rid of its investments in private prisons and, perhaps more importantly, […]

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Show Me The Money: Looking Into Columbia’s Investment In Fossil Fuels

In which we present another preview from the upcoming edition of The Blue and White, coming to campus soon. Jen Sluka, CC ’17, brings us this report on Columbia’s investment into fossil fuels and the student groups working to divest. For other news on divestment, see here. Since Barnard Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (BCD) was […]

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Letter Presented to Prezbo Calling for Divestment from Private Prisons

A group of  students entered the office of the president in Low Library this morning and read a letter to the President’s Deputy Chief of Staff demanding an end to Columbia University’s roughly $8 million dollar investment in the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and other companies involved in the private prison industry.   The […]

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What’s This Divestment Thing?

If you haven’t already voted–and you should!–learn something about this Divestment thing, which is on the ballot as part of the ballot initiative.  Hailey Riechelson, part of BCDivest, provides an explanation for you to peruse: Though the Barnard Columbia Divest Campaign has been working hard to establish itself on campus, many students are still unaware […]

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Take that, janjaweed! And Yale!

Columbia divested from Sudan on Friday by pledging to not invest in 18 oil and gas companies with business ties to the country. This comes after a Wednesday New York Times article pointing out that Yale, Harvard, Brown and other universities had already cleaned their hands of that dirty genocide business. Even our social justice […]

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