Monday, February 05, 2007

Darfur Genocide Hoax: U Chicago will not divest

Come on! We're talking about the institution that spawned such moral giants as Saul Alinsky This is one of the great educational, humnizing institutions of the world. Isn't it?

Of course it is! If they will invest in Sudan, OF COURSE THERE IS NO GENOCIDE. It MUST be a hoax!

University of Chicago won't divest in companies tied to Darfur

CHICAGO Despite months of student protests, the University of Chicago will not divest in companies that support the ruling regime in the Darfur region of Sudan.U of C President Robert Zimmer said Friday that the Hyde Park school will not change its investment policy. He says the school has a long-standing practice of not taking explicit positions on social and political issues that don't have a direct bearing on the university.
U of C officials won't say how much of the school's five (B) billion-dollar endowment is invested in companies that do business in Darfur. But officials say it's usually a small amount.
Michael Pareles is a student who co-chaired the campaign for university divestment. He says his group is extremely disappointed at the board of trustees' decision.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times:

Board: No Darfur divestment
Chicago Maroon, IL - The University will not divest from any company whose business has supported the ruling regime in Darfur, Sudan, according to a statement released late Friday by the office of president Robert Zimmer.

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