October 20, 2014

At Friday Rally, Cornellians Urge Trustees to Divest

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By SLOANE GRINSPOON

Over 50 Cornellians gathered in front of Day Hall Friday demanding that the University’s Board of Trustees — who were in Ithaca for the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting and Homecoming — divest from the fossil fuel industry.

The University’s divestment from fossil fuels is important in order to send the message that it disapproves of the negative effects the fossil fuel industry has on the environment, according to Cole Norgaarden ’17, copresident and treasurer of KyotoNOW! — the student group that organized the rally.

Over 50 Cornellians gathered outside of Day Hall Friday, urging the University’s Board of Trustees to divest the fossil fuel industry from Cornell’s endowment. (Bryce Evans / Sun Staff Photographer)

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