Archive for February, 2013
Today the UNC student body voted on a referendum attached to the ballot for student elections. An overwhelming 77% voted that they supported the UNC Sierra Student Coalition’s goal to get the university to divest their $2.1 billion endowment from the dirty coal industry.
This is similar to the referendum Harvard allowed their students to vote on, except at Harvard there was a 72% approval. This is a huge success for our campaign.
More to come on this topic later! We will be having a press conference addressing our success and what it means on Thursday, February 14th at 12:15 PM in front of the Old Well.
We voted YES!!!!! We’d like to thank the student body for supporting our campaign in such an influential way. This will hopefully grant our campaign the driving pressure we need in order to convince the administration of the need for divestment. The student body has spoken, will they listen?
Today we had two publications in the Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s campus newspaper. Both articles are located in the opinion section. The first is an Op-Ed by Media Coordinator Tara Nattress and Campus Y Co-President Jagir Patel. The article focuses on the rich history of UNC’s environmental campaigns, and how voting Yes to Divest on Feb. 12th will continue this tradition.
In order to vote you must log on to studentlife.unc.edu using your onyen any time from 8 AM to 8 PM next Tuesday.
The second publication is an LTE- “Attend teach-in on divestment” by Erin McAnulty of The Sierra Student Coalition, asking people to attend the teach-in at the Campus Y tomorrow at 6:30 in the Anne Queen Lounge. There will be FREE FOOD offered at this event, and a serving of information about our campaign.
Also, we have officially been endorsed by the UNC Young Democrats in an announcement that they made today via their email listserve.
Media hits abound!