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Op-ed: University must follow through with divestment

Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition set up a cardboard “pipeline” in the Cathedral in Dec. 2016 in protest of the pipeline on Standing Rock's reservation in December 2016. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

By Hannah Bailey

November 16, 2018

While the creation of a Socially Responsible Investing Committee and its holding of a public forum does show a step in the right direction, whether the University follows through in actually reassessing the ethics of its investments remains to be seen.

Committee to consider sustainable investment

University Senate Council President Frank Wilson spoke about the negative effects of the recent Republican house tax bill at the November Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By Madison Hook | Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

Student activist Sarah Grguras says people often ask her what the money Pitt invests in the fossil fuel industry could go toward. Her response? “Literally anything.” “They could invest in the Pittsburgh public schools, or they could invest in us,” the junior environmental science and ...

Op-Ed: Chancellor Gallagher: Now’s the time for fossil fuel divestment

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher talks to members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition Feb. 24 at Pitt's Board of Trustees meeting at the William Pitt Union. (TPN File Photo)

By Fossil Free Pitt Coalition

October 26, 2017

Dear Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, At the Fall Sustainability Fair this October, Mayor Bill Peduto signed our petition demanding the University of Pittsburgh divest its holdings from fossil fuel companies, expressing his support as an alumnus and as the mayor of our city. This is consistent with ...

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