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Over 120 Georgetown University students, faculty and staff walked out from their classes and activities on Feb. 8 to urge the university administration to divest from corporations developing technology for the Israeli military and to deliver a community statement to the Office of the President.

Coalition Stages Walkout, Calls for University Divestment from Companies Supporting Israeli Military

By Catherine Alaimo and Aamir Jamil February 16, 2024

Over 120 Georgetown University students, faculty and staff walked out from their classes and activities Feb. 8 to urge the university administration to divest from corporations developing technology for...

Maren Fagan and Aamir Jamil/The Hoya | More than a dozen students protested in front of the Healey Family Student Center (HFSC) in a pro-Palestine rally that coincided with Senior Parents and Family weekend calling on Georgetown to divest from companies that support Israel on Feb. 2.

SJP Urges University to Divest from Companies Supporting Israel in Rally During Parents Weekend

By Maren Fagan and Aamir Jamil February 9, 2024

More than a dozen students rallied in front of the Healey Family Student Center (HFSC) during Georgetown University’s Senior Parents and Family Weekend, calling on parents and students to urge the university...

@guagainstsb | In a Feb. 6 proposal, Georgetown Students Against Starbucks (GSAS) formally requested to university administration that Georgetown terminate its contract with the on-campus Starbucks and divest from its stock share in the corporation due to allegations of union busting against the coffee chain.

Georgetown Students Continue Fight to Kick Starbucks Off Campus

By Nora Toscano, Hoya Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Following a semester of petitions, protests and discussions with university administration, student group Georgetown Students Against Starbucks (GSAS) has formally requested to university administration...

VIEWPOINT: End GU Investment in Genocide

VIEWPOINT: End GU Investment in Genocide

By Christopher Boose October 27, 2022

CW: This article discusses genocide and violence. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. With inflation already squeezing families’ budgets, Georgetown University’s...

Lack of Transparency Perpetuates Community Uncertainty on Divestment, Sustainability Progress

Lack of Transparency Perpetuates Community Uncertainty on Divestment, Sustainability Progress

By Sahana Arumani and Neala Sweeney December 3, 2021
Despite Georgetown’s commitment to divest their endowment from fossil fuels by 2030, a lack of transparency on their progress has led to concern from student advocates.
GUFF Reflects on GU’s Journey to Divestment

GUFF Reflects on GU’s Journey to Divestment

By Liam Scott June 18, 2020

When Georgetown University announced its intention to fully divest from fossil fuels in February, Caroline James (COL ’16) received the news while enduring heat waves in Mozambique, a direct product...

GU FOSSIL FREE/FACEBOOK | GU Fossil Free members Celia Buckman (SFS 21), bottom center, and Samantha Panchèvre (SFS 19), bottom right, urged Georgetown to divest from companies who do not meet select energy standards.

GUFF Alters Full Divestment Proposal After CISR Meeting

By Ashley Zhao March 28, 2019

GU Fossil Free released a memo detailing its five-year plan for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies March 28 following a meeting with the university's investment committee last week. The...

VIEWPOINT: Divest From Fossil Fuels

By Celia Buckman March 15, 2019

Despite preaching the perils of climate change in the classroom and promoting values of stewardship, Georgetown University invests part of its endowment in the fossil fuel industry. Georgetown University...

FILE PHOTO: ISABEL BINAMIRA
GU Fossil Free filed a proposal November 6 calling for divestment from tar sands oil companies.

GU Fossil Free Proposes Divestment From Tar Sands Oil Industry

By Sarah Mendelsohn November 10, 2017

A proposal by student group GU Fossil Free calling on the university to avoid investments in tar sands oil has received the support of about 200 members of the Georgetown community. The proposal...

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Georgetown University declined to release a list of companies it invests in after a request from Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment, which expressed a desire for increased transparency.

After Victory, Divestment Activists Say University Downplayed Their Role

By Meena Morar and Jeff Cirillo October 25, 2017

Student activists who pushed Georgetown University to commit not to invest in private prison companies now say the university is unfairly taking the credit for their activism in an Oct. 5 news release...

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GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

University To Seek Divestment From Abortion Providers, Environmental Polluters

By Jeff Cirillo and Madeline Charbonneau June 9, 2017

Georgetown will make efforts to avoid investments in companies involved in providing abortion services, as well as companies deemed to violate “human dignity,” after the university’s board of...

VIEWPOINT: A Boycott for Humanity

By Ahmad El-Husseini March 21, 2017

Put yourself in the place of an elderly Palestinian farmer, who just had his house bulldozed, his livestock confiscated and his land stolen. Put yourself in the place of a Palestinian mother who has just...

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