Fossil Free WashU rally encourages student action: ‘Divest, divest, put fossil fuels to the rest!’

Green Action, a student group focused on environmental justice and advocacy, held a rally calling on Washington University to divest from fossil fuels as a part of its Fossil Free WashU campaign, Oct. 27.

| Junior News Editor

Op-Ed: On the power of student voices: An update from Fossil Free WashU

“While divestment was not the outcome, we had a productive dialogue and received some promising news about the state of our endowment.”

Eddie Ives | Class of 2021

Staff Editorial: Enough excuses, it’s time for action: Divest from fossil fuels

Our school’s choices of how it invests its money matters not just to the students, staff, faculty and communities with which the university interacts on a daily basis, but to the world as well.

Fossil Free WashU, Fight for $15 come together to rally on Brookings

Fossil Free WashU rallied for fossil fuel divestment and in opposition of climate change denial Wednesday.

| Editor-in-Chief

Fossil Free WashU disrupts alumni event, demands divestment

Fossil Free WashU disrupted an alumni banquet in Bauer Hall to pressure Washington University to divest their endowment from the use of fossil fuels Friday.

| Senior News Editor

Op-Ed: Divestment, not denial, will fix Wash. U.’s climate change complacency problem

With Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin preparing to take the reins of the University in June, we hope he will demonstrate a greater sense of urgency in confronting the challenges ahead of us.

Eddie Ives | Fossil Free WashU

Fossil Free WashU rallies for divestment; demonstrates on Danforth Campus

Over one hundred students joined Fossil Free WashU to protest the University’s refusal to divest from fossil fuel companies March 1.

| Contributing Reporter

Fossil Free WashU targets non-donation pledge at alumni and parent donors

Fossil Free WashU rolled out a no-donation pledge designed to curtail donations to the University until it divests from fossil fuel companies last semester.

Curran Neenan | News Editor

WU hosts workshop on climate change

Washington University hosted “Reflections on Climate Change,” an environmental workshop featuring Chancellor Mark Wrighton and several influential figures in climate change policy Sept. 29.

| Senior News Editor

Op-ed: Divesting is a wise choice for the University

Responding to calls from students and faculty to have the school divest from companies that profit from fossil fuels, Chancellor Mark Wrighton of Washington University said, “our position has long been that our investment policy will not be…used to support political, social or other agendas.”

Eric Zencey | Former Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies

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