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Students Divest, Assets Revealed

Rosemary Hanson

April 17, 2014

The Whitman Divestment Committee would like to inform the student body that it has no connection with the newly-founded Whitman Divestment Society, which was responsible for last week's "parade." They go on to request that the Divestment Society cease all further use of the term "divestment" as it is...

Divestment March Turns Up Heat

Lachlan Johnson

April 30, 2013

After listening to a speech by founder of the 350.org organization Bill McKibben, over 200 members of the Whitman community marched around campus chanting slogans in favor of divesting the college's endowment from fossil fuels. The largest event held so far by Whitman's divestment movement, the march...

Student Panel Explores Divestment’s Potential and Risks

Lachlan Johnson

April 6, 2013

A panel of students knowledgeable about the pros and cons of divestment testified before ASWC last Saturday, April 5 in order to better inform ASWC senators in anticipation of a resolution concerning divestment being brought before the full senate. Sophomore Ari Ronai-Durning and senior Abby Salzer...

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