GW students are taking to the streets to demand divestment from fossil fuels. They delivered a letter to President LeBlanc, and then marched to his house to protest GW’s investments in the destruction of the climate. GW invests 3% of its endowment in fossil fuels.
GWUFA issued a statement in support, and also explained the serious problems with President LeBlanc’s insistence that the Regulatory Studies Center — which regularly argues for protecting climate-destroying corporations — is protected by academic freedom and therefore GWU can’t respond to concerns about the group’s independence and credibility. GWUFA thinks otherwise.
GW’s Sunrise campaign is asking GW to divest–you can sign the petition here–and to come clean about the ties to the Regulatory Studies Center.