Sunday, March 31, 2013

Patrick Andriola, Arts and Sciences, 2011

As a proud Jumbo, I'm completely shocked that Tufts would be actively complicit in one of the greatest existential threats to our species. 

I pledge not to donate a single penny to the university until there is complete divestment from fossil fuel stocks and bonds. I also pledge to make a donation the second complete divestment is realized.

David Pomerantz, Arts and Sciences, 2007

I'm very proud of my Tufts education. Tufts was the place where I learned how to be an active citizen, a person with a just vision for the world, and with the courage to work to make that vision a reality. 

Now, Tufts has the opportunity to create that reality for many people beyond The Hill. If the Tufts Board of Trustees wants to stand behind the values that have served so many students well over the years - including me - it must divest from the fossil fuels that are causing catastrophic global warming. 

This is our school's chance to lead. Let's do it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rae Jones, Arts and Sciences, 2003

Tufts has a history of divestment. Divestment from apartheid, nuclear weapons companies and Hydro Quebec are all parts of Tufts history. This is no different. It's time for Tufts to be an active citizen of the world and stop supporting the destruction of our environment and our future. 

Tufts: Divest Now!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Alexander Bayne, Arts and Sciences, 2007

Tufts University shames us all by investing in companies whose business interests run counter to Tufts' stated ethical principles on global citizenship.  Investments are not morally neutral, and I urge Tufts to be more careful about selecting investments which our students faculty staff and alumni can be proud of and which move us into a 21st century free of fossil fuels.

Katherine Bloom, Arts and Sciences, 2001

As a contributing alumni, I pledge to withhold all future personal financial contributions to Tufts University until this path to divestment has begun.