Open Letter: History Students for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Dear Swarthmore Board of Managers, As history students at Swarthmore College, we support the campaign to divest our school from the fossil fuel industry. Our classes in the Swarthmore History Department have taught us about the appalling long-term impacts of resource extraction.


Convergence Activists Join to Fight for Divestment

Nearly 200 students from over 70 colleges and universities converged on campus last weekend to discuss divestment from fossil fuel companies, collaborating with frontline activists to shape what students described as the most unified and energetic youth climate movement in years. However,

Swarthmore Hosts Summit On Fossil Fuel Divestment

This weekend, Swarthmore will play host to a nationwide conference of students from colleges and universities from over 18 states interested in discussing tactics of an emerging movement to divest college endowments from extractive industries, namely coal, oil and gas. There are


Faculty Facilitate Teach-In on Climate Change

Divestment is becoming an increasingly salient issue both at Swarthmore and at colleges and universities around the country. The movement, which aims to compel colleges and universities to stop investing in companies that produce fossil fuels, has grown rapidly over the last


College Resists MJ Divestment Efforts

When The New York Times published an article on Dec. 4, 2012 about Swarthmore College students’ effort to make the college divest from fossil fuel companies, the entire campus learned about student group Mountain Justice’s goal to fight against pollution and climate

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