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The Financial Advantages of Divestment

The Financial Advantages of Divestment

This note is prompted by two wonderful days that I spent engaging on the issue of sustainability and fossil fuel divestment with students, faculty, staff and trustees of Swarthmore.  As a long time investor, including as a Managing Director on the investment committee of a fund investing $500…

NASA Responds to StuGov Dorm Games Poster

NASA Responds to StuGov Dorm Games Poster

When first writing to Student Government, in regards to the poster in Shane Lounge advertising the Dorm Games, NASA was unsure what the response would be. After learning that Student Government was willing to cooperate with us in addressing the issue, we were hopeful that this might become…

Carrying It Forward: Student Struggles of Spring 2013

Carrying It Forward: Student Struggles of Spring 2013

Over and over again, we’ve been told that Swarthmore’s advantages excuse its faults told that a liberal institution is all we can expect and a radical, emancipatory institution is impossible so why bother? In the Spring of 2013, many student issues came to a head simultaneously. Students protested…

Stop Spilling Your Fried Rice & Other Library Concerns

Stop Spilling Your Fried Rice & Other Library Concerns

My first time was extremely nerve-wracking. Sure, I’d seen plenty of other people do it, but never myself.…

Divestment: It’s not Morality – It’s Economics

Divestment:  It’s not Morality – It’s Economics

I’m an economist – or, at least, Swarthmore and other institutions trained me as one. The moral arguments…

Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Climate Change Threat

Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Climate Change Threat

I would like to thank Professors Mark Wallace and Timothy Burke for their recent letters to The Daily…

Against Divestment

Against Divestment

I have been uneasy about the case for divestment from fossil fuels, but I’ve also been reluctant to…

A Response to the Administration on Divestment

A Response to the Administration on Divestment

In yesterday’s issue, Gregory Brown, Swarthmore’s Vice President for Finance and Administration, objected to a majority of students’…

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