The Oberlin Review

Students to Trustees: We’re Not Being Heard

Students to Trustees: We’re Not Being Heard

December 4, 2015

With final exams looming and fall semester coming to a close, the Board of Trustees-Student forum in King Hall on Thursday night was sparsely attended. Still, students and trustees engaged in discourse about increasing support for international students and students of color, the status of fossil fuel divestment proposals, improving campus services and several other prominent issues. The Steering Committee released a new draft of the Strategic Plan in late October, a document intended to guide th...

Board Rejects Student Divestment Proposals

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

The Board of Trustees told Oberlin Fossil Fuel Divestment and Students for a Free Palestine that it will not implement their proposals to reduce or halt College investments in controversial companies. Board of Trustees Chair Clyde McGregor, OC ’74, told the five members of the Fossil Fuel Divestment group — College junior Ellie Lezak, double-degree junior Hayden Arp, College junior Jasper Clarkberg, College sophomore Naomi Roswell and Stephen Lezak, OC ’15 — last Thursday that the College currently does not invest in the 12 companies that students identified as the top greenhouse gas emitters. “The power of divestment lies not in the economic impacts it has on target companies, but in the political stateme...

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