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Open Letter to the President and Trustees

Guest Contributor

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinions

For five decades Middlebury College has been an outstanding leader in promoting environmental studies and international studies and in adopting sustainable operating procedures. Laurie Patton has shared with me her commitment...

Divestment: It’s Not Just Our Turn, It’s Our Obligation

Maeve Grady

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinions

One year ago, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund divested $860 million from the fossil fuel industry. Now it’s our turn. The philanthropic fund bears the well-known name of John D. Rockefeller, philanthropist and founder of Standard...

Time to Divest

Middlebury Campus

October 21, 2015

Filed under Opinions

As the last trees on campus dramatically change from green to gold, it is hard for members of the Middlebury community to lose sight of their natural surroundings. In fact, such a pristine backdrop makes it clear why the College...

The Many Faces of Divestment

Kelsey Collins

September 18, 2013

Filed under Features

On Aug. 28, students and faculty received an email from President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz with the subject line “Statement on Divestment.” The message read,  “Ultimately, the call to divest raises a number of important que...

Dive$ting for Dollar$

Zach Drennen

September 11, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Forget everything you thought you knew about why Middlebury College must divest. It is not about abandoning profitable investments for moral reasons. It is about abandoning investments with little hope of future growth. It is...

Students Prepare To Speak On Divestment

Bronwyn Oatley

February 13, 2013

Filed under News

Following student protests, an expert panel attended by hundreds, and countless letters from current students and alumni, seven students will present on the “moral imperative of divestment” to the Board of Trustees at Board’s...

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