Georgetown, Divest! relaunches ethical investment campaign

Georgetown, Divest! will re-emerge this semester to oppose the University investment policies, after attempting to end practices last semester that allegedly violate the University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity. In a Facebook message sent to Divest! members, David Schwartz… Read More

University responds to Georgetown Divest! before today’s protest

As they promised yesterday, Georgetown Divest! took another  trip from Red Square to President John DeGioia‘s office this afternoon. But, the 10 members of today’s protest did not know that the University had responded with a preemptive with… Read More

Georgetown Divest! coalition marches to President DeGioia’s office

At 2:30 p.m., a group of approximately fifteen students marched from Red Square to President DeGioia‘s office as part of the Georgetown Divest! campaign. Georgetown, Divest!, a coalition comprised of Students for Justice in Palestine, Georgetown Solidarity Committee,… Read More

GUSA Roundup: Live-streamed political parties

At this week’s meeting of the Georgetown University Student Association, Senator Greg Laverriere (COL’12) announced that a deal had been reached with the Student Activities Commission, making the advisory board eligible for money from the student activities fee…. Read More

GUSA Roundup: Down on divestment, shoutouts for Voice

The majority of this week’s meeting of the Georgetown University Student Association Senate was spent considering the arguments of Georgetown, Divest!, which is pushing the University to divest from companies that profit from human rights violations in Israel… Read More

The Georgetown, Divest! forum on University investment in Palestine and Israel

On Tuesday night, the new student group Georgetown, Divest! presented their case for University divestment from companies that they say profit from human rights violations in Israel and Palestine. The campaign’s kick-off event came days after an April… Read More

Georgetown erases FAQs about ethical investing from Investment Office website

Georgetown University has deleted two passages from its Investment Office’s “Frequently Asked Questions” page that explained how social responsibility and Georgetown’s Jesuit identity impacts its investment decisions. The move may have been a result of discussions between members… Read More

Georgetown, Divest! says ethics do not inform Georgetown’s investment decisions at all

In a press release provocatively entitled, “Georgetown University Admits Complete Lack of Oversight of Endowment Investments,” members of Georgetown, Divest!, the student coalition seeking University divestment in companies that perpetuate human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine, said… Read More

Georgetown, Divest! wants GU dollars out of harmful companies in Israel

A new group that is made up of several student clubs at Georgetown is pushing the University administration to selectively divest in companies that perpetuate human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine or profit from the Israelis’ presence… Read More