The Trustees want to consider divestment. President Bowen is standing in the way. That's why we're standing in the way of President Bowen.
by Princeton Coalition for Divestment
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
May 22, 1985
Leaflet asking people to show support for the Nassau Hall Blockade calling for divestment from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa. The leaflet says last Friday, a group of Princeton Trustees met with students and faculty members to discuss Princeton's $300 million investment in South Africa's apartheid system; some Trustees proposed setting up a committee to develop alternatives to the present policy. Then University President Bowen made the issue a vote of confidence, and no committee was formed despite a petition for divestment signed by 3,000 students and 300 faculty. Therefore, student and faculty members have joined together to show Bowen that stonewalling will be met with stonewalling, by peacefully blockading the entrances to Nassau Hall for one day. The President wants to present a placid campus to alumni and donors; this action will demonstrate that if he wants cooperation, he has to cooperate. [This item is included in "The Princeton Coalition for Divestment: A Case History, April - June 1985."]
Used by permission of Thomas J. Knock.
Collection: Thomas J. Knock papers