Divestment Discussions Continue in New Forms

by Lane Barton

Whitman community members are continuing a dialogue about divestment, both by providing feedback on the recent work of the Divestment Policy Work Group (DPWG) and with a resolution passed by Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC).

Students, faculty and staff have utilized an open comment period to offer various critiques of the DPWG’s findings regarding a possible framework for evaluating divestment proposals, while ASWC unanimously approved a resolution asking the Board of Trustees for a response on a 2015 resolution that proposed a one percent cap on investments related to the fossil fuel industry.

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