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Foundation approves resolution to divest

Associated Students President Taylor Herren and Chico State President Paul Zingg. Photo credit: David Mcvicker

David Mcvicker

December 12, 2014

Chico State propelled itself to the forefront of the divestment movement by becoming one of the first public universities to completely divest from fossil fuels.The University Foundation Board of Directors passed a resolution Wednesday to proceed with the removal of foundation investments from the top 200 public coal, oil and gas companies within the...

Divestment gathers faculty support

Kevin Killion, a Chico State student involved in the divestment campaign, attended the California State Student Association May 4. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Yessenia Funes

May 10, 2014

  A student activism class launched an online campaign last week to garner faculty support of university divestment from fossil fuel companies. The campaign received 51 signatures as of May 7, said geography professor Mark Stemen, who leads the "Environmental Thought and Action" class...

Divestment vote might be meaningless

Matt Murphy

April 28, 2014

Of all the matters students could vote on in the recent Associated Students elections, divestment was undoubtedly the most high-profile. It received the most campus media attention, including the student action it took to get the measure, which suggests divestment of University Foundation funds from fossi...

AS vote doesn’t guarantee divestment

AS vote doesn't guarantee divestment

Yessenia Funes

April 14, 2014

  Students and faculty have been hearing about divestment since last year, and now it’s finally made the Associated Students spring ballot. This year's ballot measure asks students whether the A.S. should encourage the University Foundation to immediately cease all new investments in the la...

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Butte Hall banners call for divestment

Yessenia Funes

April 3, 2014

Orange squares were scattered around Butte Hall Thursday afternoon, leading students to six banners hanging from the building outside.Together, the banners read "DIVEST."Professor Mark Stemen's Environmental Thought and Action class put together the demonstration as part of a campaign to get the university to divest ...

Students create ‘human oil spill’

Students in Mark Stemen's Geology 440 class march to the front of Kendall Hall on April Fool's Day to host their own Fossil Fools

Yessenia Funes

April 1, 2014

Anyone wandering near Kendall Hall around 4 p.m. might've seen a group of students wearing black tarps and one young lady wearing a white painter's outfit with a gas mask over her face. That was Mark Stemen's Environmental Thought and Action class—in action. They gathered in front of Kendall Hall to create a human oil sp...

Student activists seek oil divestment

Kaitlin Haley, A.S. Commissioner of Environmental Affairs, discusses the importance of sustainable investments. Orion File Photo.

Eric Mccauley

February 9, 2014

Members of a student activism course are working with Associated Students to draft a ballot measure that would urge the university to release all stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. Each year, students in the Environmental Thought in Action course work to place an advisory measure on the A.S. spring election ...

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