Things That Complicate My Relationship With New England.
I believe the Board’s response [to divestment] is part of a problem of mass denial, a failure in the consciousness of our society as a whole.
We live in a society of fear. We Americans, we Minnesotans, we Carls do live in fear of ourselves and our own thoughts.
Yesterday I watched five bison go from living animals to flanks of meat ready to be cut and packaged for consumption.
The simple arithmetic of the fossil fuel problem
They are ignoring the irony of “securing” Carleton’s future by profiting off a business plan that will destroy that very future.
Every year my high school raffled off a trip to Disneyland with one of the most well liked teachers from my school.
I believe that the most profound existential crisis the human species has ever faced --- global warming and climate change ---- is sufficient grounds for the change of course suggested by Mr. Weitz and the Board of Trustees.
My work at Carleton as a food activist could perhaps be interpreted as “food divestment.”
Why being apolitical is not an option
Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands recently approved a measure “prohibiting staff from engaging in global warming or climate change work while on BCPL time,” according to Bloomberg News reporter Eric Roster, who noted that the moratorium on climate change work for staff members also extended to responding to e-mails on the subject.
The word “sorry” often tumbles from my mouth, and up until today I didn’t think about the reasons behind this subconscious need to not offend.