In These Times - Appalled by a 2011 report from the Oakland Institute that their school had investments in land-grabbing firm EmVest, Vanderbilt students and faculty began a nearly two-year-long divestment campaign. In February, the California-based development think tank reported that the school had withdrawn its $26 million stake in EmVest. Read more.
On this Presidents’ Day, let us all take a moment to gaze in awe at the ever-expanding field of 2020 candidates, which now officially includes California Sen. Kamala Harris, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former New Jersey Rep. John Delaney, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and, of course, President Donald Trump. Read more.