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Letter to the Editor: Disclose and divest NU’s firearms funding

February 23, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Three student movements have focused on Northwestern’s endowment investments: Fossil Free NU, Unshackle NU and NU Divest. It's time to add a fourth: Divest Firearms Funding. Gun makers fuel the National Rifle Association's...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must “divest” from investment secrecy

Dick Reif

February 3, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The Daily recently reported that Northwestern is among three universities agreeing to sign the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment to create transparency for endowment fund allocations. Great news. But NU will only...

Northwestern has more than $15 million directly invested in oil, natural gas company

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Northwestern owns more than $15 million worth of stock in Black Stone Minerals, one of the largest oil and gas mineral and royalty companies in the country, according to the University’s filing with the Securities and Exchange...

Students demand divestment from coal

Isabella Jiao, Reporter

November 22, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Events, Science & Technology, Student Groups

Chanting slogans such as "Not another Harvard, our leadership is smarter,” a group of students led by Fossil Free Northwestern marched through campus to attract the Board of Trustees’ attention, demanding the University withdraw...

Rauner announces he plans to sign first state law against Israel boycotts

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 19, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign into law the first-ever state action against Israel boycotts, he announced via Twitter on Monday. Rauner made the announcement after the Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill...