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Demands for Barnard’s divestment from fossil fuels have been increasing, as evidenced by impassioned protests and SGA’s recent referendum on the topic. In October, the Barnard Board of Trustees announced they would consider divestment and other possible sources of income—now, in an email to the Barnard student body, President Spar has announced the launch of the Presidential […]

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SGA sent out an email to Barnard students this morning concerning a referendum on Barnard’s fossil fuel divestment. Following several protests on campus and the Board of Trustees announcing they will consider divestment, SGA created the referendum to gage student interest on the topic, particularly if students support divestment. All Barnard students may vote via […]

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Today, before Columbia Divest for Climate Justice meets with the Board of Trustees, members and supporters of the group staged an action expressing their support for Columbia’s divestment from the fossil fuel industry.  Beginning at 5 pm, CDCJ assembled in the courtyard of Wien with signs and banners as part of their “silent and safe […]

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In an email sent this afternoon, PrezBo announced his support for the University’s divestment from companies engaged in the operation of private prisons.  A recommendation will come before the Board of Trustees in their next meeting in June. On March 31, ACSRI (the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing) voted to recommend prison divestment to the Trustees, and […]

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According to an article in Capital New York (on Capital Pro, excuse us, subscription required) by former Bwog editor-at-large Conor Skelding, President Bollinger promised Barnard-Columbia Divest a decision on whether or not he will divest from fossil fuels by the end of the academic year. According to Skelding’s article, PrezBo made the commitment to a decision […]

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