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4.23.14 NEWS divestment
McCord Pagan • The Daily Beacon

Members of the UT Coalition for Responsible Investment begin to congregate outside the Humanities Amphitheater before the march to Circle Park on Tuesday. The rally represented the group's movement against Chancellor Jimmy Cheek's refusal to support responsible investment.

UT divestment campaign rallies, calls for 'moral stand' against fossil fuels

More than 50 students and community supporters met in the HSS amphitheater Tuesday afternoon for the "Do the Right Thing, Jimmy Cheek!" rally, a call to action after the chancellor's refusal to support fossil fuel divestment at UT.

Jointly led by the UT Coalition for Responsible Investment and the Living Wage Coalition, the rally featured speeches as well as a march to Circle Park, where protesters paraded their signs in Chancellor Cheek's front lawn.

Megaphone in hand, David Hayes, a junior in supply chain management, recalled his meeting with the chancellor and two other divestment supporters last Wednesday ...