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…Smith (La Crosse, Wisconsin), junior Lori Scott (Denver), sophomore Kengo Nagaoka (Fairbanks, Alaska) and freshman Maddy Gawler (Denver) addressed the BOT. Following a rally of upwards of 100 DU students, the BOT listened to Divest DU’s proposal to terminate all financial investments from DU’s endowment in the fossil fuel industry. The rally, which occurred on Carnegie Green, included poster making, speeches and singing all in preparation…

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…n group working to combat climate change, met with Chancellor Chopp, Vice Chancellor Craig Woody, Board of Trustees Chair Doug Scrivner and Board of Trustees Finance Committee Chair KC Gallagher to discuss the possibility of DU divesting from fossil fuels.The meeting took place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Moffat Conference room, housed in Mary Reed. Before the meeting began, the administration was greeted by about 25 students holding banners…

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…ridge. That group is Divest DU, which, according to its official Facebook page is, “fighting for climate justice by urging the University of Denver to end its unethical investment in the fossil fuel industry.” The members of Divest DU placed themselves on the route of Chopp’s procession through campus, which included participants such as former chancellors Robert D. Coombe and Daniel L. Ritchie. Divest DU did not block the procession, but they…

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…s across the nation, according to Erin Smith, founder and president of Divest DU. Smith, a sophomore strategic communications major, said the movement has gained over 450 signatures in about a month on a petition calling for DU to divest from fossil fuels. “People are really receptive, especially at DU, as far as getting this to happen. It’s exciting that we’re already getting this much support,” said Smith. The petition asks for the university…

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…hat the momentum is building behind this group worldwide and students on campuses are personally taking ownership of the Earth’s future by becoming a part of the fight against the large oil companies. According to members of Divest DU, the team on campus is working on a petition to Chancellor Coombe in order to get the university’s support through the divestment of endowment money in stocks from these corporations. They said that by obtaining…

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