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Divest and SLAM Relocate to Kimmel, Escalate Occupation

Divest and SLAM Relocate to Kimmel, Escalate Occupation

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story, Uncategorized, University News

After three days of occupying the Bonomi Family Admissions Center, NYU Divest and SLAM have relocated their occupation to the staircase of the Kimmel Center for University Life.

NYU Divest Occupying Administrative Elevator in Bobst until Demands Met

NYU Divest Occupying Administrative Elevator in Bobst until Demands Met

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU Divest is occupying Bobst's administrative elevator until university leaders meet three of the group's demands.

NYU Divest Brings Demands to the Board of Trustees

NYU Divest Brings Demands to the Board of Trustees

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Four members of NYU Divest went to the office of board of trustees chair William Berkley's office to deliver a list of demands regarding the university's divestment from fossil fuels.

Divest Rallies With National Standing Rock Movement

Divest Rallies With National Standing Rock Movement

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Divest stood in solidarity with Standing Rock during its pre-rally on Kimmel's staircases that happened before they joined a larger rally in the Financial District — a nationwide effort that occurred in various cities today.

Is Divesting the Key to Sustainability?

Is Divesting the Key to Sustainability?

By Natasha Roy, Deputy News Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

NYU claims to be environmentally friendly, but student groups don't think the university can be sustainable without divesting from fossil fuels.

Checking in with Student Activist Groups

Checking in with Student Activist Groups

By Jemima McEvoy, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under News, University News

After a summer of much change, NYU activist groups refreshed and redefined their work for the year.

NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

By Anne Cruz, News Editor

June 16, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Despite continued protests from some NYU students, the university decided it would not divest from fossil fuels, choosing instead to focus on what it described as "direct" action against climate change.

Divestment: More Controversial Than You’d Think

Divestment: More Controversial Than You’d Think

By Ludovica Grieco, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU Divest seeks to make NYU divest from fossil fuel companies, but some NYU students disagree with their cause.

Divestment is Part of Larger NYU Battle

Divestment is Part of Larger NYU Battle

By WSN Editorial Board

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

In the struggle for a more responsible administration, divestment activists and the rest of the NYU community are united.

Divest Occupation Ends Amidst Threat of Suspension

Divest Occupation Ends Amidst Threat of Suspension

By Lexi Faunce, News Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized, University News

Members of NYU Divest ended their 33-hour occupation of a Bobst elevator after administrators threatened to suspend them if they stayed past 5 p.m.

BREAKING: NYU Divest Occupies Bobst Library

BREAKING: NYU Divest Occupies Bobst Library

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce, News Editors

April 18, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU Divest threatens to occupy Bobst Library until the university grants the organization a presentation before the Board of Trustees.

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