Skip to comments.Heartache: Swarthmore College board fails to divest from fossil fuels
Posted on 05/03/2015 8:52:14 AM PDT by rktman
Not too long ago, the students and more than a few of the faculty at Swarthmore College decided that the time had come to take a stand against Big Oil, carbon or
something. Along those lines, they demanded that their school divest their endowment fund from any investments in fossil fuels. In order to make their point, they organized a sit in which lasted for the better part of a month. In the end, they declared victory when the faculty voted to support the students in this decision.
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Low Information Students need a real-life economics lesson: make them work their way through school and pay their $50k/year tuition themselves.
Freaking little spoiled rich-kid cry-babies make me want to puke.
Liberal Arts - Tuition: $46,060.00
Main Line douchebags is what they are.
Back during apartheid in South Africa a bus would bring hippy protestors daily to protest in front of General Dynamic’s facility in Tallahassee. GD owned a company in SA which paid equal wages for equal work. But, it was in evil SA. Then, GD’s lawyer found that UFS’ retirement fund had a much larger investment in SA than GD did. The protests died instantly. (Then, they started working the political angle to make GD’s operation more difficult.)
Begin divesting by turning off the heat and light in the dorm rooms. Everywhere but the library.
Swarthmore College isn’t on the Main Line,
It is attended by them.
. . . in which our intrepid hero, a pencil, explains that it was created not by Eberhard Faber alone but, in effect, by society, including not only Eberhard Faber but the people who provided the wood, graphite, etc - but also the machinery which those people used to provide those supplies - and also the producers of the food the people who provided those supplies ate, and the cars they drove, and so forth and so on.
So, indeed, society - not government, but society - made the pencil. Including, yes, the providers of gasoline and electricity, and the feedstocks required to produce them. To think that you can exclude any component of society in the production of anything is naive.
Mrs. rktman worked all through her college days and paid off her few student loans as quickly as possible. There are still youngsters out there that do this and my hat is off to them. Sadly, not enough. And, if it takes you six or seven years to get your degree, so be it.
If the students and faculty don’t like fossil fuels they should turn off the HVAC system and electricity to show they really care.
They'll come around.
If Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr weren’t so far apart, they would have put a big wall around them and renamed them the Lunatic Asylum for Women. Not much has changed there in decades, and that’s not a good thing.
They need to ban cars on campus. All students should be required to only use public transportation
>>>All students should be required to only use public transportation<<<
If it only runs on Solar or Wind Power that is.
And banish anything that is produced using any by products of evil fossil fuels. Clothing, shoes, detergents, engines using oil, and no doubt many other things that would make their stay at smartmore less enjoyable. Say, just how many dang dinosaurs were there anyway?
We used to call the students there “Swarthmore College Turkeys” when I was growing up in Swarthmore years ago - sounds as though things haven’t changed at all.....
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