Topic: Brown Divest

Two thirds of the ACCRIP members present voted in favor of the motion.

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ACCRIP votes to recommend divestment

December 3, 2019 4 comments

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon.

ACCRIP recommends University divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

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ACCRIP recommends University divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

December 2, 2019 1 comment

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon.

Linda Sarsour (left) and Rabbi Alissa Wise (right) spoke about the importance of the BDS movement and its goals.

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Panelists discuss complexities of BDS

November 19, 2019 0 comments

On Monday night, student groups Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine hosted three speakers at the University to discuss the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

At ACCRIP’s first meeting of the academic year, members of the committee and students discussed whether Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. ACCRIP Chair Chi-Ming Hai facilitated a conversation between student groups for and against divestment.

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Students debate divestment at ACCRIP meeting

October 16, 2019 0 comments

Students spoke for and against University divestment from companies allegedly contributing to human rights abuses in Palestine at a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies yesterday.

Faculty to discuss replacing ACCRIP

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Faculty to discuss replacing ACCRIP

May 7, 2019 0 comments

During today’s faculty meeting, faculty members will discuss a motion to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies with a new committee that would have broader responsibilities.

Miller ’19: Prospective students should not be a bargaining chip

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Miller ’19: Prospective students should not be a bargaining chip

April 18, 2019 0 comments

Peaceful on-campus protests were once deemed radical, and today many are still hailed for forcing the mainstream to wake up and challenge its beliefs.

Letter: Divestment a thorny issue, students should consider new strategies, partnerships

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Divestment a thorny issue, students should consider new strategies, partnerships

April 10, 2019 10 comments

To the Editor:In an April 4 op-ed in The Herald, I was impressed with Anuj Krishnamurthy ’19 ’s debating skills regarding divestment in support of Palestinian civil rights.

Letter: Two state solution referendum is preferable to divestment

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Letter: Two state solution referendum is preferable to divestment

March 19, 2019 3 comments

In Kyle Price’s ’20 recent op-ed, the author opposes the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel. As a Jew, I’m reluctantly against BDS and fearful that it could become a camouflage for blatantly anti-Semitic activities.

Letter: Investment Office’s response to divestment is misleading

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Letter: Investment Office’s response to divestment is misleading

March 19, 2019 0 comments

In their recent op-ed, Dowling, Dietze and Kennedy ’97 argue that it is infeasible for Brown to divest because of the complicated nature of managing the endowment. This claim is concerning, considering the fact that Brown University has claimed to divest from tobacco, genocide in Darfur, and HEI Hotels and Resorts.

Overall ’19: Vote Yes on Divestment

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Overall ’19: Vote Yes on Divestment

March 18, 2019 2 comments

Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council concluded that Israeli forces’ shooting of over 6,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza last year had “no justification” and that these acts “may constitute war crimes.”