by Ellen Ivens-Duran
In response to student pressure, Whitman’s administration announced the formation of the Divestment Policy Working Group via email on Tuesday. The group is tasked with evaluating if Whitman should implement a framework to guide the Board of Trustees’ response to requests for divestment, and what that framework might look like.
The group is composed of five members and will be chaired by Nancy Serrurier, who is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees. Other members include student representative Arthur Shemitz, Vice-President of the Associated Students of Whitman College, Overseer and Investment Committee Member Rob Hinnen, Treasurer Peter Harvey and Professor of Economics Denise Hazlett.