Depressed Schapiro: No Investment Socially Responsible
The committee was formed in response to multiple student-led movements urging Northwestern divestment from several major corporations complicit in injustices ranging from systemic racism to environmental destruction. Once the committee began reviewing Northwestern’s investment portfolio, Schapiro came to understand that everything is, in fact, terrible. He promptly left the meeting in tears, fleeing to the solitude of the Shakespeare Garden to be alone with his thoughts and woes.
Northwestern Provost Dan Linzer expressed concern for Schapiro’s mental health, but also hinted that perhaps the hopelessness of the situation could justify investing Northwestern’s full endowment into Haliburton and Monsanto.