University of North Carolina students are adorable. It’s almost as if they believe they actually understand the complexities of energy policy and production in an industrialized nation that is in the midst of a severe economic downturn.
Students at the press conference called for administrators to respond to the referendum vote by allowing the Beyond Coal campaign to make a presentation at the Board of Trustees meeting in March.
Alanna Davis, representative of UNC’s chapter of the N.C. Student Power Union, spoke at the event.
She emphasized the need for demanding greater responsibility in managing the endowment, as well as the need for changing the current power structure to give students a stronger voice.
Davis urged administrators to see that divesting from coal is imperative to the future success of the University and the world.
“Leave your flawed neoliberal ideology behind — break up with the coal industry,” she said. “Join us in creating a brighter, healthier future for all.”
It’s also cute how they string words together imagining that their little political pronouncements might be mistaken for meaningful insight.
File this under “disdain.”