May 8, 2006
I write to let you know of an important decision taken by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on Saturday, May 6.
Since 1979, the Board has explicitly acknowledged that the college's moral mission must also play a role in the investment of its endowment. In keeping with that policy, and in light of the Sudanese government's campaign of genocide in the Darfur region, the board voted to ban investment in companies directly or indirectly supporting that regime.
The decision followed a report and recommendation by the Committee on Investor Responsibility, a group comprised of trustees, faculty, staff and students. I commend their thoughtful work.
Carol T. Christ