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BREAKING: Swarthmore’s Largest Financial Advisor Willing to Assist in Divestment, MJ Calls for Board of Managers Action

BREAKING: Swarthmore’s Largest Financial Advisor Willing to Assist in Divestment, MJ Calls for Board of Managers Action

Yesterday, Swarthmore’s largest financial advisor, Cambridge Associates, announced that it would actively assist institutional investors in implementing fossil fuel divestment. For the first time, the door to fossil free investment…

Letter-to-the-Editor: The Cost of Divestment

Letter from members of Swarthmore Mountain Justice A Note on Language In the three years of our divestment campaign, we spent plenty of time learning investment jargon in the hope…

The Dominoes Are Falling: Managers Agree to Discuss Divestment as Response to Climate Change

Last Friday, December 7th, a committee of the Board of Managers decided to consider divestment as one possible action that the College can take to address climate change. Members of…

Op-Ed: Sustainability Committee Issues Statement Supporting Sustainable Investment Policies

After meeting with Mountain Justice on Monday and discussing our research and our campaign, the Swarthmore College Sustainability Committee came to consensus on the following statement on Wednesday morning, April…

Swarthmore’s Divestment Potential: a Response to President Chopp

Swarthmore Mountain Justice is pushing Swarthmore College to divest from a list of “Sordid Sixteen” domestic fossil fuel companies. These include ExxonMobil, Chevron, Arch Coal, Halliburton, Patriot Coal, and others.…

MJ Recounts Spring Break in Appalachia

This op-ed recounts the experiences of Rachel Giovanniello ’14, member of MJ since her freshman year. Over spring break this year, six members of Mountain Justice drove down to Appalachia,…

Mountain Justice Divestment Petition FAQs

Mountain Justice Divestment Petition FAQs

As much of the campus knows, Mountain Justice is working to end Swarthmore’s dirty financial ties with the destructive fossil fuel industry. Through its financial investments, Swarthmore is supporting some…

Mountain Justice Asks BoM to Divest from Fossil Fuels in a Street Theater Rewrite

Mountain Justice Asks BoM to Divest from Fossil Fuels in a Street Theater Rewrite

On Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00 AM, crowds gathered as members of Swarthmore Mountain Justice performed their own rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. As the College’s Board of Managers met…

Open letter to the Finance and Investment Office and Board of Managers

Open letter to the Finance and Investment Office and Board of Managers

Given Swarthmore’s commitment to social responsibility, it is only natural that its students should take an interest in the college’s investments. We are writing to you to address this subject…

Mountain Justice: Mailbox Money Letters, An Explanation and a Call for Discussion

Mountain Justice: Mailbox Money Letters, An Explanation and a Call for Discussion

It’s not every day that you get free money in your mailbox.The ‘gift’ in your mailbox, as well as the letter from the bogus ‘Committee on Investment Profitability’ may have been…