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New Vice President of Sustainability Should Push for Divestment

New Vice President of Sustainability Should Push for Divestment

By WSN Editorial Board

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Office of Sustainability and Cecil Scheib should commit their efforts to work with NYU Divest to move NYU to divest from fossil fuels investments.

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NYU Divest Letter Drop Demands Hamilton and Board Response

NYU Divest Letter Drop Demands Hamilton and Board Response

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, University News

This Monday, NYU Divest dropped off a letter for President Andrew Hamilton and the Board of Trustees, once again asking the university to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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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.

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Is Divesting the Key to Sustainability?

Is Divesting the Key to Sustainability?

By Natasha Roy, Deputy News Editor

October 4, 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.

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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.

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Divest Meets Hamilton with Faculty Support

Divest Meets Hamilton with Faculty Support

By Diamond Naga Siu and Lexi Faunce

April 22, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU Divest met with President Hamilton to discuss possible fossil fuel divestment at NYU.

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Divestment is Part of Larger NYU Battle

Divestment is Part of Larger NYU Battle

By WSN Editorial Board

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

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

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In Cheap Oil Economy, Stability Pays the Price

In Cheap Oil Economy, Stability Pays the Price

By Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For citizens in countries with less diversified economies, the plummeting oil prices accompanied with the devaluation of local currency forecast harsh economic conditions and social disorder.

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NYU’s New President Talks the Corporate University, Diversity and the Future

NYU’s New President Talks the Corporate University, Diversity and the Future

By Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU President Andrew Hamilton discussed what he'd like to make a priority at NYU as he steps into his new shoes.

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After Long Wait, Divest Gets Meeting With Board of Trustees

After Long Wait, Divest Gets Meeting With Board of Trustees

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce, News Editors

February 2, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU Divest finally met with the Board of Trustees to discuss their plan for divesting from fossil fuel investment.

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Divest speak-out relates race and climate

Divest speak-out relates race and climate

By Raven Quesenberry, Contributing Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU Divest hosted a discussion on how climate change contributes to racism and violence on Monday.

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Divestment is ineffective, sets poor precedent

Divestment is ineffective, sets poor precedent

By Anand Balaji, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Divestment will likely have no significant financial effect on the fossil fuel industry and distracts the public from more concrete reforms that can be made to combat climate change.

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