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Academic Senate votes to realign U’s endowment toward positive sustainability investments

The University Academic Senate voted to approve recommendations to realign the University’s endowment toward positive sustainability investments. A series of town halls was conducted throughout the 2020-21 academic year to engage the campus community in a dialogue about this issue. Students attending the town halls overwhelmingly supported moving the University endowment away from financial investments that center on carbon-heavy emissions.

The investigation and resulting recommendations were made by the Senate Ad Hoc Committee for Divestment and Reinvestment Investigation, which was organized to inform the Academic Senate with regards to the divestment of its endowment fund on best actions that balance the economic, ethical, community, and environmental concerns of the university.

The report, and more on the committee, can be found at this link.