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EDITORIAL: Disruption Hinders Dialogue

By Editorial Board September 13, 2016

On Sept. 12, it was announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would potentially be meeting in Luxembourg to further negotiate a peace settlement....

GUFF Rallies for Reform

By Tara Subramaniam April 14, 2016

Approximately 30 Georgetown University Fossil Free members and supporters gathered to demand socially responsible investments and more transparency from the board of directors’ Socially Responsible...

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Members of GU Fossil Free, after the release of the boards decision.

Board Resolution Ends Direct Investment in Coal

By Mallika Sen June 4, 2015

The university's board of directors voted today to cease direct investment in coal companies, affirming the recommendation of the board's working group. According to the resolution, the...

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CISR to Vote on Divestment

By Toby Hung January 16, 2015

As the Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility votes on fossil fuel divestment today, GU Fossil Free will continue its campaign in preparation for its meeting with the university’s board...

Rightful Divestment

By The Editorial Board January 16, 2015

On June 25, 2013, President Barack Obama spoke from the steps of New North and announced a major plan to combat climate change. Obama’s remarks emphasized the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,...

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GU Fossil Free marched to President John J. DeGioia’s office on Friday.

GU Fossil Free Rallies for Meeting With DeGioia

By Jack Bennett November 18, 2014

GU Fossil Free successfully scheduled a meeting with University President John J. DeGioia to discuss divestment options for the university after a  meeting with DeGioia’s Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara...

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Elaine Colligan (SFS ’15) holds a banner advocating for divestment as a university committee discusses GU Fossil Free’s proposal.

GU Hears Divestment Proposal

By Andrew Wallender October 28, 2014

Eight members of GU Fossil Free presented a formal proposal calling for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies during a meeting of the university’s Committee on Investments and Social...

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Caroline James (COL ’16) tables for GU Fossil Free in Red Square. The organization recently released a 35-page proposal advocating for the university’s divestment of its endowment from fossil fuel companies.

Fossil Free Releases Proposal

By Katherine Richardson August 29, 2014

Georgetown University Fossil Free, a student campaign group focused on petitioning the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies, has released its completed 35-page proposal. The...

A Discursive Victory for Divestment

By Caroline James January 17, 2014

At Georgetown, we have an infatuation with the word “dialogue.” We hold it as an ideal, a diplomatic step that provides enlightenment about any given issue. But how do you create dialogue when people...

GU Fossil Free Gathers Steam

By Madison Ashley September 20, 2013

GU Fossil Free — a student campaign asking Georgetown to divest from investments in fossil fuel companies — has gathered 1,400 signatures on a petition to hold a student-wide referendum on the issue...

A Sound Vote on Fossil Free

By The Editorial Board September 19, 2013

The new student group GU Fossil Free made waves on campus in January by advocating for full university divestment from coal and fossil fuel within five years. Now, these same students, frustrated by administrative...

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