Demonstrators issue demands at Board of Trustees meeting as Woolridge announces resignation from post of chairman
Protesters desired mandation of all UMass campuses to be sanctuary campuses and a timeline for divestment from fossil fuel corporations.
The University of Massachusetts divested its endowment from direct holdings in fossil fuels today, according to a press release sent by the UMass Foundation, becoming the first major public university to do so. The decision was made after a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors of the UMass Foundation, an organization which oversees and arranges the endowment of UMass. In April eight days of demonstrations from the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign resulted in the arrest of 34 participants for refusing to leave the Whitmore Administration Building. The Whitmore sit-in led to a commitment from UMass system President Marty…
Divest protester and UMass sophomore Maddy McLaughlin details the arrest process during the sit-ins.
Student-run campaign says that UMass President Marty Meehan guaranteed a vote on divestment in a June Board of Trustees meeting.
The campaign attracted hundreds of supporters to demand the UMass Foundation stop investing in top fossil fuel companies.
Letter: How much difference does divestment really make?
After thirty-four arrests and three days of protesting, Divest UMass continues to fight for fossil fuel divestment.
Divest UMass rallied and staged a sit-in at Whitmore to demand divestment from fossil fuels.
Michael Agnello argues that if countries are serious about the preservation of the climate, access to the arctic should be eliminated.
UMass Foundation announced it will divest from direct investments in coal companies.
In the wake of recent climate talks in Paris, UMass sophomore Sarah Jacqz writes that the Board of Trustees has an opportunity to make a statement.
Students made progress in their campaign against the fossil fuel industry.
The fossil fuel divestment movement doesn’t have the financial power to end climate change, but it is a strong moral symbol for change, argues Stefan Herlitz.
Divest UMass held a rally Oct. 17, 2013 with a message encouraging UMass president Robert Caret to divest the state school system from fossil fuels, coal and oil companies.
Protesting the University’s investment in fossil fuel companies ignores the true problem of market demand and could damage the finances of the Amherst campus.
Students rallied for UMass to divest from fossil fuels on Friday, April 5.
Part of a growing movement across the nation, the newly formed Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign on campus aims to end UMass’s investment with fossil fuels.
With peak oil come and gone, Collegian columnist Yaroslav Mikhaylov argues that it’s time to start turning to the one energy source capable of competing with fossil fuels: nuclear energy.