Here comes the sun, and I say it’s alright

Here comes the sun, and I say it’s alright

Civil Engineering Professor Lori Troxel writes that Vanderbilt should capitalize on the new opportunities being opened up by renewable technologies like solar power. “Vanderbilt can support engineering for the future and profit from it, and for this reason, the time has come for Vanderbilt to begin investing in sustainable technologies.”

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Let’s invest in the jobs of tomorrow for Vandy grads

Let’s invest in the jobs of tomorrow for Vandy grads

Author and journalist Amanda Little writes that reinvestment is “not only an ethically sound strategy for Vanderbilt, it is an economically sound strategy in the long view. Doing so will insulate Vanderbilt’s endowment from the political uncertainties that surround climate change, and will help build a thriving green economy with lasting job opportunities for our graduates.”

Money talks

Money talks

Professor and author Cecelia Tichi writes that Vanderbilt can use its power as a private institution to speak in a language that the fossil fuel companies understand: dollars and cents. “Vanderbilt and other universities ought to kiss goodbye to fossil fuel energy stocks. Money talks. Its voice reaches into the high-decibel range. The health of the planet — perhaps the survival of civilization — requires marketplace pressure now. Divest, divest.”