Lew Phelps PO ’65, former editor in chief of TSL, echoes the call for Pomona College to divest from fossil fuels and suggests a further way the college can ensure that its investments are responsible for the climate.
OPINION: Pomona endowment disclosure must include divestment from Israeli occupation
Pomona College’s endowment disclosure must include divestment from companies complicit in the Israeli occupation of Palestine, writes guest columnist Sarah Burch PO ’22.
Pomona students approve ASPC referendum on fossil fuel divestment and disclosure
Nearly nine in ten Pomona College students believe the school should move toward complete divestment from fossil fuels, a March 29 referendum revealed. 88 percent of students voted in favor of a resolution to divest on the ballot, while 96 percent of those who voted agreed that the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee should disclose the percentage of Pomona’s endowment that remains invested in fossil fuels.
EDITORIAL BOARD: On fossil fuel divestment, it’s still 2013
Following an overwhelming vote by Pomona College’s student body in favor of divesting the college’s endowment from fossil fuels, the editorial board calls on Pomona’s Board of Trustees to do the right thing and finally confront the college’s role in the climate crisis.
OPINION: Pomona College must divest from fossil fuels, but that’s not enough
Pomona College must not only divest its endowment from fossil fuels, but ethically reinvest it through a transparent process that listens to student input, argues Nicholas Black PO ’24.
OPINION: Fighting for the climate means upholding Indigenous sovereignty
Fighting climate change requires renewed focus on protecting Indigenous peoples’ sovereignty, and a reckoning with how our colleges and other institutions may be invested in fossil fuel projects that threaten Indigenous land rights, argues guest columnist Ethan Vitaz PZ ’22.
Students call for Pitzer to divest from investment manager BlackRock
Pitzer students are protesting for divestment from financial manager BlackRock.
5C student activists push Pomona College to divest from funds tied to fossil fuels
Student activists have rekindled the Claremont Colleges’ fossil fuel divestment movement this semester and are focusing their attention on pressuring Pomona College to divest its endowment from fossil fuel interests.
Time Capsule: Colleges Debate South Africa Divestment
Between 1985 and 1986, a campaign to divest from companies doing business in apartheid-era South Africa took hold across the nation. Now, 27 years later, the 5Cs are taking inspiration from the movement’s strategy in their fossil fuel divestment campaign. Trustees at both Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate University were