May 19, 2013 Leave a comment
This Sunday marks the start of my weekly Campus Reform column. My first post is about the nationwide fossil-fuel divestment campaign plaguing universities.
Below is an excerpt from my op-ed piece:
Many institutions of higher learning are taking a wrong turn in embracing calls for divestment from the fossil fuel industry.
Radicalized students, faculty, and officials at universities across the country are demanding administrators divest school endowments from profitable oil companies such as Exxon Mobil, Conoco Phillips, and others.
Although it is unclear how many of these schools have, or actually will divest, one thing is clear. If schools pursue investment strategies based of the feelings of their most radicalized students, faculty and administrators, the consequences could be disastrous.
- Swarthmore Spinning Out of Control (With Videos) (nationalreview.com)
- Divestment Tactics Escalate: Swarthmore Board Meeting Takeover (nationalreview.com)
- Swarthmore Spinning Out of Control (grumpyelder.com)
- Swarthmore tries to estimate the price of fossil fuel divestment (insidehighered.com)