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Letter from Divestment Movement to Whitman Board of Trustees

Shelly Le

April 10, 2014

This letter was authored by members of the Divest Whitman organization in response to the Whitman College Board of Trustees' decision to not divest the college's investments from fossil fuel companies.    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Whitman College Board of Trustees: Thank you for ...

Board of Trustees States College Will Not Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies

Shelly Le

February 8, 2014

A little more than a year after various student and faculty discussions began regarding Whitman's divestment against fossil fuels, the Whitman Board of Trustees released an official statement on the movement deciding not to pursue divestment at this point in time. The response was sent out in an email by the Associated St...

Divest Whitman Hopes Personal Letters Lead to Public Response

Divest Whitman Hopes Personal Letters Lead to Public Response

Lane Barton

February 6, 2014

When dialogue does not produce a desired result, the written word can be a successful alternative. Such is the hope of the members of Divest Whitman, who have been delivering letters written by alumni and current students to President George Bridges  that argue for public declaration in support of divestment from the Whitman ...

Do Not Remain Silent on Divestment

October 23, 2013

This column was contributed by Sierra Dickey '15 and Collin Smith '15, Divest Whitman members "The outcome of the stigmatization process, which the fossil fuel divestment campaign has triggered, poses the most far-reaching threat to fossil fuel companies and the vast energy value chain." Those are th...

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