Articles tagged: divestment


News

Amid university divestment pledges, undisclosed investments in fossil fuel companies revealed

A new report revealed university investments in three companies with a focus on the extraction of unconventional fossil fuel resources.

Editorials

Divest from the Prison-Industrial Complex

For many years, Georgetown students have pushed for the divestment of Georgetown’s endowment fund from prisons and the adjacent prison-industrial complex, most recently through the Georgetown University Prison Divestment Campaign... Read more

Georgetown Explained

Georgetown Explained: Climate activism and sustainability

While Georgetown has, at times, been considered a leader among college campuses in environmental sustainability, its level of commitment to certain sustainable causes over the years has varied. For the... Read more

Voices

Georgetown, divest from prisons: The moral arc won’t bend itself

"For all students, Georgetown’s complicity in the prison-industrial complex is also our complicity. We have a direct interest in Georgetown’s actions and reputation, making us stakeholders in our university."

News

Georgetown students take on prison industrial complex

The Georgetown Prison Divestment Campaign (GUPDC) crafted and sent a proposal demanding the university divest from the prison industrial complex sent to the university’s Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility... Read more

Georgetown Explained

Georgetown Explained: University finances and executive salaries

This article is part of a series of explainer pieces by the Voice on some of the most important topics on campus. Other articles in the series can be found... Read more

Features

Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

Georgetown became one of the first private universities to introduce a plan to fully divest from fossil fuels on Feb. 6 following a board of directors vote. The university will... Read more

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Georgetown announces plans to divest from fossil fuels

This post has been updated to include a statement from GUFF In an email to students on Thursday, university President John DeGioia announced that Georgetown’s Board of Directors approved a... Read more

Editorials

Vote Yes to Divest

After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive... Read more

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Students to Vote in Three Referendums on GUSA Ballot

On the upcoming GUSA election ballot, students will vote on three referendums, two of which pertain to sustainability. Though the referendums will not bind the university to action, they present... Read more

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GUSA Senate Passes Resolution on Divestment Referendum

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to submit a referendum on fossil fuel divestment to the student body and failed to pass a similar referendum in support of ocean-friendly university... Read more

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GU Fossil Free Petitions University to End Investments in Fossil Fuel

GU Fossil Free (GUFF) is calling on the university to fully divest its endowment fund from all fossil fuel companies by 2024. The group made this demand in a Jan.... Read more

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GU Fossil Free unites student groups for rally

Georgetown University Fossil Free held a rally on April 13 in Red Square with members from allied student groups groups to demand transparency and social responsibility in University investments. GU... Read more

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GU Fossil Free delivers divestment proposal to DeGioia

GU Fossil Free delivered the final draft of its 35-page proposal to the office of President DeGioia on Tuesday, initiating what they hope will be a fruitful year of engaging with... Read more