Swarthmore College students protest school’s fossil fuel investments

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Students and faculty at Swarthmore College staged a sit-in in the president’s office to protest the college’s investment in fossil fuels.


About 9:50 a.m. on Monday morning about 40 protesters gathered in the office of President Valerie Smith to demand the administration stop hiding behind the school’s “1991 ban on taking any social concerns into account when managing the endowment,” according to a statement from Mountain Justice, a group of students, faculty, and alumni committed to having the Quaker-founded college divest its fossil fuel investments from the school’s endowment fund.






In March the group staged a similar protest. At that time five members of Mountain Justice received citations after they allegedly failed to leave the office of Chief Investment Officer Mark C. Amstutz.




Smith said in a statement that while peaceful protest and free speech have been a proud tradition, students prevented Amstutz “from completing all but the most menial of tasks and restricting his movements and rights,” which was against the student-conduct policy.




















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