Dartmouth Divests

Following the lead of Middlebury, Hampshire, Unity, and most recently Harvard, Dartmouth College announced today that it will be divesting from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. In a statement from Ander Dustinson, the college stated that it would even go a step further and divest from “all evil companies.”

After rereading the college’s mission statement, the board decided that, “in order to prepare students for a lifetime of responsible leadership and to instill a sense of responsibility for the broader world, we cannot ethically support … well, any companies really.” The board is holding emergency meetings to decide how to distribute the $3.6 billion endowment.  “We welcome student feedback,” the chairman said.

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