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‘Of course:’ Al Gore endorses Vanderbilt divesting from fossil fuels

‘Of course:’ Al Gore endorses Vanderbilt divesting from fossil fuels

On Dec. 1, former Vice President Al Gore—who was once enrolled in Vanderbilt’s Divinity School and later enrolled in the Law School—explicitly endorsed Vanderbilt’s divestment from fossil fuels. He was invited on campus to speak at the Unity and American Democracy class about the connections between the climate crisis and issues in democracy.

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Dores Divest protests outside L.A. Jackson alumni reception

Dores Divest protests outside L.A. Jackson alumni reception

Dores Divest staged a protest outside of an alumni reception—which featured Chancellor Daniel Diermeier—at the L.A. Jackson Bar and Restaurant in The Gulch on Oct. 19. This protest comes in the wake of the group’s Aug.

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Dores Divest hold Sept. 10 protest at Wyatt Center

Dores Divest hold Sept. 10 protest at Wyatt Center

On Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. CDT, students and community members gathered on the steps of Wyatt Center for Dores Divest’s protest advocating for Vanderbilt to divest from fossil fuels. 100 students signed up to attend the event, per Miguel Moravec, graduate student leader of Dores Divest.

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Founder’s Walk interrupted by Dores Divest demonstration

Founder’s Walk interrupted by Dores Divest demonstration

Dores Divest held a demonstration during Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s speech at Founder’s Walk on Aug. 22 as their first protest of the 2021-22 school year. The group’s mission is for Vanderbilt to divest from fossil fuels.

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