We got this email from Emily Caffery, Lucas Guilkey, Jennifer Michtavy, Adam Jacobs, Ashley Casale, and Kathy Stavis:
“We are as much in the dark as most of campus about divestment. We know that the trustees rejected SEWI’s proposal to divest from Raytheon and General Dynamics. The draft they rejected can be found here.
We know that they voted for the creation of the Committee for Investor Responsibility. We don’t know if the trustees accepted the proposal in full, but the complete WSA drafted proposal can be found here.
As far as we understand, these were two separate solutions and both votes were unanimous, which apparently is normal. A word of warning is that our sources are anecdotal and not official.
We have emailed the trustee working group members, who are Michael Klingher, Karen Freedman, Karl Furstenberg, along with chairperson Jim Dresser, President Roth, and the WSA representatives who have sat in on the board meetings.
We have requested that the trustees provide public explanation for their decision. So far the trustees have not provided nor responded to this request for an explanation.
We encourage people to contact our president, trustees, and student body representatives and urge them to promptly release a public statement concerning this decision.”