2014 Magnet/CHS Alumna Carly Marshall has been working hard all year long with the student group Divest UW to convince the UW Board of Regents to “divest” from its investments in coal. Her efforts have paid off with the following announcement and Board action this past week: “The University of Washington (UW) will divest roughly $2 million of its endowment from coal companies, citing ‘the seriousness of the climate change problem,’ after a vote by the school’s board of regents Thursday night [03/14/15]” (Common Dreams).
In response to the announcement, Marshall, an environmental science major studying at the University of Washington (UW), stated, “I’m proud of our school. The ‘Yes’ for coal divestment makes the UW a leader in the moral fight of our generation” To date, the UW is the largest university to divest from coal. In a recent email to Magnet staff, Marshall also shared that she “wouldn’t be involved with all of this (and also majoring in environmental science) if it wasn’t for Magnet.”
Congratulations, Carly! And thanks for the nod to how your Magnet experiences inspired you!