On February 22nd, Columbia’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) released a statement recommending that the University divest its endowment from companies that primarily produce thermal coal, a subset of coal that is mined for energy production. For the past five years, students organized under the group Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (formerly, Barnard … More Statement In Response to the ACSRI’s Coal Divestment Recommendation
April 22, 2016Contact: Iliana Salazar-Dodge, 951-553-6581, firstname.lastname@example.org New York, NY — Today is Earth Day and day eight of Columbia Divest for Climate Justice’s occupation in Low Library, Columbia’s iconic building and home to the office of President Lee Bollinger. Given that Bollinger, the target of our action, will be in California for a week, … More BREAKING: CDCJ Ceases Occupation, Will Move Forward with Negotiations
April 22, 2016Contact: Daniela Lapidous, 408-505-8010, email@example.com New York, NY — On Thursday night, over 100 students participated in a “sleep out” in solidarity with the students sitting-in inside Low Library since Thursday, April 14, to demand fossil fuel divestment. Events included a speak-out about climate justice and a “solidarity circle” with a moment of silence … More Happy Earth Day! Over 100 Students Sleep Out on Low Steps in Solidarity; Over 425 Alumni Sign Letter of Support
See the full text of the letter here, signed by 104 faculty members of Columbia University as of 4/21, 10:38AM.
April 21, 2016Contact: Daniela Lapidous, 408-505-8010, firstname.lastname@example.org New York, NY — On Thursday, students from Columbia University Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) cross the one-week mark since beginning their sit-in in Low Library on Thursday, April 14. The Office of the President, Lee C. Bollinger, continues to refuse to meet with the students while they … More One Week After Beginning Sit-In, Columbia Students Call for Solidarity Sleep-Out and for Goldberg’s Resignation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016Contact: Daniela Lapidous, 408-505-8010, email@example.com Email on 4/17 from Rules Administrator and Executive Vice President of Student Life, Suzanne Goldberg, to the 7 protestors remaining in Low: NEW YORK, NY — Columbia University administrators have, for the first time, explicitly threatened to suspend the seven student protestors entering the … More Columbia Threatens to Suspend 7 Students on Day 5 of Building Occupation
This email was sent to Rules Administrator Suzanne Goldberg by Michael Glendinning, CC ‘ 17, and Nikita Perumal, GS ’16, upon leaving the sit-in in Low tonight. Their statement speaks for itself, in courage and dedication. — Dear Suzanne Goldberg, We are two of the students participating in the sit-in in Low Library. We, as … More A message from the 2 students who left Low while 7 remain