30 Oct '13, 10pm

Brown to student activists: We can’t live without coal: Rachel

Brown to student activists: We can’t live without coal: Rachel

Rachel Bishop, a recent Brown grad involved in the university’s divestment movement, has been spending a lot of time navigating the ins and outs of college governance. “The president chairs the committee,” she says, of the group of Brown’s trustees who hold sway over the direction of the university’s investments. “We know that the five committee members we asked to recuse themselves because of conflicts of interest did not do so. We know that they didn’t hold a vote. They just had a conversation .” One of the five who did not bow out is also noteworthy for having a large number of employees under investigation for insider trading . Bishop will have to wait 25 years to know what the discussion was, and who said what, because that’s when Brown University’s archives will unseal the minutes of the meeting. All she knows, for now, is that Brown Divest Coal — which appeared to h...

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