Divest UW rallies against investment in coal

Voices escalated, cheers echoed between the buildings, and chants filled the ears of passing students on Red Square on Thursday morning as student group Divest UW and its supporters gathered around the Broken Obelisk.

Divest UW held the rally of approximately 50 people after President Michael Young didn’t put the group on the Board of Regents’ agenda for their meeting on Thursday. The rally transitioned from chanting in Red Square to sitting quietly during the public comments section of the board’s meeting as two Divest UW members spoke about disappointments regarding the UW’s investments in fossil fuels, specifically coal.

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