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Has Dartmouth Divested? Hardly.
Although a mass e-mail from the Student Assembly this morning was titled, “Divestment Accomplished!” complete with smiley exclamation point, I am pleased that cooler heads prevailed and no actual divestment will be taking place. According to The Dartmouth this morning, the trustees voted to recommend that the College’s investment managers avoid directly investing in six named firms, none of which are current holdings, which have some ongoing operations in the Sudan. It isn’t really necessary to note that divestiture necessitates having previously invested: that much is self-evident.
It is my understanding, although I may be wrong, that the student activists’ goal was to have Dartmouth divest of any and all holdings in firms doing business with the Sudanese government. It is very unlikely that that has occured.
So while the College’s investment managers will henceforth avoid directly acquiring stock in Global Genocide Consultants, Inc., no actual changes will be made to Dartmouth’s portfolio. One which, like the rest of the world’s, probably includes indices, mutual funds, spiders, or other aggregates which indirectly make Dartmouth a shareholder in such purportedly genocide-enabling firms as Siemens AG.
You know, the German gentlemen whose equipment is allowing Dartmouth students to be on the internet right now.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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