Marquette students call for fossil fuel divestment

By Brian Roewe
April 30, 2021

Students voting in a referendum at Marquette University last week issued a resounding endorsement for the Jesuit school to divest its $693 million endowment from stocks in the fossil fuel industry, and now await a response from school officials.

In a nonbinding vote at the Milwaukee school on April 22, Earth Day, undergraduates overwhelmingly supported a five-year divestment plan, with 87% voting yes. Roughly 24% of the 7,000-plus undergraduate student body took part in the vote.

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