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University not to consider fossil fuel divestment in financial strategy

University not to consider fossil fuel divestment in financial strategy

November 22, 2017


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By Morgan Lloyd, news staff Northeastern is not currently considering divestment from offshore funds that invest in fossil fuels, a Northeastern treasurer announced at Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. “Our endowment holds roughly 10 percent of its endowment in energy stocks and investment. ...

Editorial: Paradise Papers should be a catalyst for change

Editorial: Paradise Papers should be a catalyst for change

November 16, 2017


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Last Wednesday, The Guardian published an article about the Paradise Papers, a collection of leaked documents that revealed Northeastern was on a list of 12 U.S. universities that had invested part of their endowments in fossil fuels using an offshore hedge fund. The report was no doubt unwelcome media...

Paradise Papers tie Northeastern to offshore fossil fuel investments

Paradise Papers tie Northeastern to offshore fossil fuel investments

November 11, 2017


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By Glenn Billman, deputy campus editor Leaked Paradise Paper documents revealed Northeastern and several other universities have invested part of their endowments in fossil fuels via an offshore hedge fund, according to an article published in the Guardian Wednesday. EnCap Energy Capital Fund IX-C is based in the Cayman Islands, where there is no corporate or income tax. Northeastern and 11 o...

Op-ed: ISEC showcases Northeastern’s hypocrisy

Op-ed: ISEC showcases Northeastern’s hypocrisy

April 5, 2017


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  After years of planning and construction, Northeastern finally opened its new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) on Monday. Meant to herald a new era of collaboration between students and faculty across a wide variety of academic disciplines, the impressive new buildi...

DivestNU carries tube symbolic of pipeline through campus

DivestNU carries tube symbolic of pipeline through campus

Paxtyn Merten and Lauren Scornavacca

February 27, 2017


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Approximately a dozen students marched down Forsyth Street and around Centennial Common Wednesday to demand that University President Joseph E. Aoun divest the university’s endowment funds from fossil fuels. Hundreds of students were on the common and many took photos of the group, who marched whil...

DivestNU unveils banner for national day of action

DivestNU unveils banner for national day of action

January 24, 2017


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By Julia Preszler, news staff Students in DivestNU unveiled two banners in the Curry Student Center Monday as part of the national divestment movement’s day of action in response to the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Seven students held banners at 5:30 p.m. over the edge of the thir...

Students protest for divestment outside Aoun’s holiday party

Students protest for divestment outside Aoun’s holiday party

December 7, 2016


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By Glenn Billman, news staff As Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun hosted a holiday party for Board of Trustees members, donors and other university community members at his Beacon Street home Tuesday, 11 uninvited students from DivestNU demonstrated outside with climate-centric renditions of classic...

Letter: DivestNU protest ignorant and hypocritical

Letter: DivestNU protest ignorant and hypocritical

November 3, 2016


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Without debating the merits of divesting Northeastern's investment portfolio of ExxonMobil or generally eschewing investment in fossil fuels, I would like to point out the hypocrisy of DivestNU using many of the following items during their occupation of Centennial Common: Nylon tents Plastic-composite Adirondack ch...

State of the University overshadowed by DivestNU protest

State of the University overshadowed by DivestNU protest

October 21, 2016


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By Lucas Moctezuma, news correspondent Hundreds gathered in Cabot Gymnasium Thursday for Northeastern’s State of the University address, where President Joseph E. Aoun’s speech was interrupted by student demonstrators criticizing the university for its refusal to divest from fossil fuels and its c...

Column: Student activism should be promoted

Column: Student activism should be promoted

October 19, 2016


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By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist There was no way not to notice DivestNU. The student group spent nearly two weeks stationed in the heart of campus, with tents dominating Centennial Common. Members unfurled signs proclaiming that “Oil money is blood money,” staged a die-in during Prospecti...

DivestNU promises to escalate campaign

DivestNU promises to escalate campaign

October 19, 2016


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By Julia Preszler, news correspondent Members in DivestNU, the student group calling on the university to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry, said they planned to escalate their campaign after meeting with members of Northeastern’s Senior Leadership (SLT) team Tuesday morning.  Four ...

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