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Editorial: Investing in fossil fuels unsustainable for college

Editorial: Investing in fossil fuels unsustainable for college

February 8, 2017
The college has not provided a convincing argument as to why it should not make the pledge, or at least study the potential outcomes of doing so.
Ithaca College refrains from fossil fuel divestment

Ithaca College refrains from fossil fuel divestment

By Sophie Johnson, Assistant News Editor February 8, 2017
“I’m trying to uphold my institution to the same values it was teaching me,” Braverman said.
The SGA Executive Board struggled to reach its goal of passing 18 bills. Instead, only four will be passed by the end of this semester. Pictured from left to right is Kyle James, vice president of academic affairs,  Marieme Foote, senate chair, Dominick Recckio, Student Government Association president, and Luis Torres, vice president of academic affairs.

SGA sees sharp decline in ‘environmental betterment’ bills

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
An unofficial “sustainability working group” plans to propose four bills to the Student Government Association by the end of the Spring 2016 semester — a sharp decline from its original plan of 18 bills.

Editorial: College should practice transparency in investing

February 10, 2016
No one can begin to address the prospect of divesting until we know who we need to divest from, if anyone.
Members of the Ithaca Colleges student movement, Divest IC, protest the colleges investments in fossil fuels in October 2013.

Ithaca College community reacts to Cornell divestment decision

By Rachel Langlitz, Contributing Writer February 10, 2016
The Cornell University Board of Trustees has announced Cornell will not be divesting from fossil fuel companies. Ithaca College students remain hopeful for their efforts to achieve divestment on South Hill.
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Syracuse University divests

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer April 4, 2015
One of the best things Ithaca College can do to fulfill its goal of benefiting others, in specific regards to communities and individuals affected by industry and climate change, is to remove all ties to fossil fuels. That includes divesting our endowment.
Eric Cheyfitz, professor of American studies and humane letters at Cornell University, speaks in support of the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israel on Feb. 25 in the Klingenstein Lounge.

Guest speakers debate academic boycott

By Stephen Adams, Assistant Multimedia Editor February 26, 2014
The Israeli education boycott debate at Ithaca College came to a head on Jan. 25 when two groups hosted guest speakers with opposite views only one hour apart and across the hall from each other.

Letter to the editor: Divest IC aims for dialogue

By Rebecca Billings February 5, 2014

Divest IC often receives constructive criticism; most commonly, we hear that we are neglecting the complex process behind the divestment of our endowment. We have taken this criticism in stride by doing...

Editorial: Divest IC neglects complex process

Editorial: Divest IC neglects complex process

January 23, 2014

On Dec. 9, the Student Government Association, backed by Divest IC, passed a bill recommending research into divestment from fossil fuel companies. Results from the research will help decide whether the...

SGA addresses environmental issues

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer December 16, 2013
The Student Government Association passed a bill at its Dec. 9 meeting to recommend research into removing Ithaca College’s investments from the fossil fuel industry.
From left, senior Jeremy Betterley talks to John Sadwith ’72 about divesting the college’s endowment from the fossil-fuel industry at a protest, organized by Divest Ic, Oct. 23 in the lobby of emerson Suites.

IC Divest protests at Board of Trustee dinner

By Sabrina Knight, News Editor October 30, 2013
About a dozen student representatives from the Environmental Leadership Action Network and Ithaca College Environmental Society protested the Board of Trustees dinner Oct. 23.

A week in photos — April 25, 2013

By Ithacan Staff April 24, 2013
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