Sunday, June 19, 2005

Take your apathy and shove it

Following in the tradition of great Huskies, two UW students have convinced our school to do something about the genocide in Darfur. (You see that, Mr. President? I can use the word genocide without equivocating about it! You should try it sometime!)

The UW is invested in several companies who operate in or do business with Sudan; now, regents have authorized its shareholders to pressure the corporations into pulling out of the region. Harvard and Stanford have employed similar tactics, although they elected to forego shareholder action, instead cutting ties with companies altogether.

It's about time for big-league universities to use their muscle for social justice. Let's hope other schools follow suit. C'mon, Ducks and Cougars: how about a rivalry over a good cause? :)

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