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The Oberlin Review

Group Expands Fossil Fuel Divestment Proposal

Sydney Allen

December 12, 2015

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, up from the 12 companies identified in the previous proposal. “Even if [the Board] isn’t invested now, that doesn’t mean anything for future investments,” said Hayden Arp, double-degree junior and co-author of the divestment proposal. “For all we know, with the statement they made, they could have reinvested the day after they sent the email.” Board of Trustees Chair Clyde McGregor, OC ’74, told the five mem...

Senate Urges Trustees to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Student Senate

May 1, 2015

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 submitted calling for the College to divest all direct investments in the 12 most prolific greenhouse gas emitters between 1854 and 2010; Oberlin College has committed to carbon neutrality by 2025 as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment; By partially funding its operations through the profits of the fossil fuel industry, whose products Oberlin has deemed too ha...

CES Faculty Support Divestment from Fossil Fuel

Committee on Environmental Sustainability

May 1, 2015

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 greenhouse gas emissions goal. In 2004, Oberlin College adopted a comprehensive environmental policy that called for a move towards zero net emissions of greenhouse gasses. The Committee on Environmental Sustainability was created through a motion by the General Faculty of Oberlin in 2006 with the express purpose of overseeing implementation of this environmental policy. In that same year the College was the first of its...

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