divestment

Opinion Submission: Chancellor Martin and the endowment team display contempt for our community and for human life

“The WUIMC has a fiduciary responsibility to make decisions that are financially, ethically, and legally dubious (to put it nicely). The WUIMC will only seek to profit from the violation of basic human rights and dignity when the Chancellor deems it ‘socially responsible’ to do so.”

| First year Ph.D. student in English and American Literature

Over 100 arrests made during police crackdown on pro-Palestine encampment

Around 250 Washington University students and community members staged a pro-Palestine march from Forest park to Olin Library and set up an encampment just outside the library before moving it to the East End of campus, April 27.

, , and | Editor-in-Chief, Managing News Editor, News Editor, and Investigative News Editor

Opinion Submission: Chancellor Martin refuses to discuss institutional change

Instead of acknowledging WashU’s continued inaction on its students’ desires, Martin makes no meaningful distinction between the protesters’ political goals and the environment that enabled the egging incident.

| Class of 2025

Opinion Submission: A critique of the Bear Day protest

In an environment where discussions about justice are as pressing and urgent as ever, activists fighting for their causes need to invite as many people into the conversation as possible. Doing so should involve convincing people why they should care, not admonishing them for their complacency.

| Class of 2024

SU Senate votes for resolution calling for University to divest from Boeing

In a meeting attended by nearly 200 total students, Student Union (SU) Senate passed a resolution 15 to 5 with one abstention, via an unprecedented anonymous vote, calling on Washington University to divest from and cut professional ties with Boeing, March 19. 

, , and | Staff Writers, Junior News Editor, Managing News Editor 

Protesters call for cease-fire, divestment from Boeing

About 55 community members protested Washington University’s investments in Boeing on Mudd Field, and urged the St. Louis County Council to call for a cease-fire to the Israel-Hamas war, Jan. 23. 

and | Investigative News Editor and Senior News Editor

Students hold “die-in” urging University to cut ties with Boeing 

On Thursday afternoon, just over a dozen students participated in a “die-in” outside of the Danforth University Center (DUC) in support of Palestinians and to urge the University to cut ties with Boeing. The students laid down in the DUC courtyard, spreading Palestinian flags over their bodies, holding signs, and chanting.

| Managing News Editor

Green Action files legal complaint against WashU

The environmental advocacy group Green Action WashU, formerly known as Fossil Free WashU, announced its filing of a legal complaint against Washington University at the Fossil Fuel Divestment Rally this Monday, Oct. 30. 

and | Contributing and Staff Writer

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

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