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Group Expands Fossil Fuel Divestment Proposal

Sydney Allen
December 12
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Oberlin Fossil Fuel Divestment group is unsatisfied with the Board of Trustees’ noncommittal response to its divestment proposal and is firing back with an updated list of demands. The group is now calling for the Board to ban future investments and withdraw current holdings from 200 companies...

Board of Trustees Condones Violence

Students for a Free Palestine
October 9
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It has now been two and a half years since Student Senate, reflecting the will of the Oberlin student body, passed a resolution to divest from six companies that profit from and perpetuate Israel’s occupation of Palestine. For a year and a half, the response from the Board of Trustees...

Mellon Mays Fellows Support SFP Divestment

Mellon Mays Fellows, Classes of 2015–2016
May 8
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The Oberlin College Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship classes of 2015 and 2016 vehemently condemn the apartheid state of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and proudly endorse the Students for a Free Palestine’s divestment proposal. As members of the larger MMUF network,...

Students Lobby Trustees for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Students Lobby Trustees for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Melissa Harris, Staff Writer
May 8
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A group of five students — College sophomore Ellie Lezak, double-degree sophomore Hayden Arp, College sophomore Jasper Clarkberg, College first-year Naomi Roswell and College senior Stephen Lezak — is pushing the Board of Trustees to approve its proposal to divest the College’s endowment from f...

Senate Urges Trustees to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Student Senate
May 1
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Student Senate

Student Senate unanimously approved this letter on Thursday, April 30, 2015. To the trustees of Oberlin College: Whereas: In June of 2014, the Board approved the Divestment Resolution, permitting students to submit proposals regarding the investment of the College endowment; In March 2015, a proposal was submi...

CES Faculty Support Divestment from Fossil Fuel

Committee on Environmental Sustainability
May 1
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Oberlin Community: Faculty members appointed to serve on Oberlin College’s Committee on Environmental Sustainability unanimously support the student proposal that Oberlin College divest its holdings in the enumerated corporations whose operations are particularly counter to the College’s...

RIO Pushes Trustees for Transparency

Responsible Investing Organization
October 31
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Oct. 2 of this year, the Board of Trustees announced that it is accepting proposals for divestment of the endowment and outlined general criteria for evaluation. This news comes in addition to the announcement last year of the Impact Investing Platform, which will invest $5 million...

OARE Commends Divestment Policy

Oberlin Alumni for a Responsible Endowment
October 10
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Last week, the Oberlin College Board of Trustees released a groundbreaking policy for divestment. In a statement, the Office of Communications said: “In accordance with the College’s history of action in response to ‘instances of human suffering, natural calamity and injustice,’...

College Allocates $5 Million To New Initiative

Oliver Bok
October 10
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Two new policies concerning the College’s investments may make Oberlin finances more reflective of the ideals pushed by the faculty and student body. The College recently announced a new divestment policy through which members of the Oberlin community can request that the College divest f...

SFP Plants Flags in ‘Call to Action’

SFP Plants Flags in ‘Call to Action’

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
September 26
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Students for a Free Palestine installed 2,133 black flags in Wilder Bowl this Wednesday in a call to action against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. The flags represent the approximately 2,133 Palestinians killed in this summer’s Operation Protective Edge. “This is not a vigil,”...

Campus Group Urges Student Involvement

Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine
September 13
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Students for a Free Palestine welcomes Oberlin’s student body back to campus. We hope you all had wonderful summers! As we all dive into the new learning and commitments that the school year will bring, SFP would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in learning more...

Support for Passage of Divestment Resolution

Melanie Malinas, Sofie Ghitman, and Simone Baron
May 10
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

We are a group of Jewish students at Oberlin College and Conservatory who would like to express our support for the passage of Students for a Free Palestine’s divestment resolution by Student Senate. We stand behind this divestment campaign, which allows Oberlin students, faculty, staff, alumni and...

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