Topic: Divest Coal


Fossil Free Brown: Imagining Brown fossil-free

October 23, 2014 9 comments

We can no longer pretend that our investments do not speak to the kind of university we are. Divestment is a moral imperative.

Fossil Free Brown joins 400 other campuses nationally and internationally  in promoting divestment from top fossil fuel companies. The group, which used to be the Brown Divest Coal Campaign, embraces broader goals after the Corporation decided not to divest from coal last October.

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Divest Coal expands goals under new name

October 10, 2014 9 comments

Brown Divest Coal Campaign is redoubling its efforts, changing its name to Fossil Free Brown and altering its mission.

Brown Divest Coal members are drafting a resolution for consideration by the Undergraduate Council of Students. If passed, the resolution would reaffirm UCS support for the University's divestment of coal.

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Divest Coal looks to UCS for support

March 11, 2014 12 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students is set to consider another resolution in support of Brown Divest Coal, said Todd Harris ’14.5, UCS president.


Carrigg GS: A task for the Environmental Change Task Force

November 8, 2013 0 comments

“If the community decides it wants to work towards mitigating the consequences of environmental change, then it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”

On a drizzly afternoon, members of Brown Divest Coal and other students gathered on the Main Green to organize before their sit-in in University Hall.

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Divest Coal holds silent sit-in at U. Hall

November 8, 2013 6 comments

The group also read a letter addressed to administrators calling for Corporation transparency.

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Fall 2013 Student Poll 2 Results

November 6, 2013 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2013 Student Poll 2

Full results and methodology for the second Fall 2013 Student Poll.

Poll shows mixed opinions on Ray Kelly, coal divestment

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Poll shows mixed opinions on Ray Kelly, coal divestment

November 6, 2013 9 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2013 Student Poll 2

A poll conducted by The Herald revealed shifting approval of President Christina Paxson.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Coal divestment op-ed misses nuance of debate

November 5, 2013 0 comments

I understand the harms coal creates. I support moving away from coal as an energy source. But I cannot support Brown Divest Coal.


Upadhyay ’15: Divest Coal: Learning to respect boundaries

November 5, 2013 26 comments

Pushing your messages onto a few recruiters will not encourage social responsibility.


Brown Divest Coal: An open letter to President Paxson and the Corporation

November 4, 2013 20 comments

It will take vision and leadership to get us off coal in time. This week, you demonstrated neither.