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Epilogue: Courteous Debate and Respectful Negotiations

It has now been just over one month since the counterpoint commencement. First we’d like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success. You know who you are and we couldn’t have done it without you. With your … Continue reading

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Stand with Us at Commencement!

Posted on behalf of Zakkai Kaufmann-Rogoff Dear Fellow Seniors, You may be aware that a group of WPI students, including myself, do not support the choice of ExxonMobil’s CEO as our commencement speaker. ExxonMobil, though a profitable corporation, has consistently … Continue reading

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Letter to WPI President Berkey

Dear President Berkey, My name is Linnea Palmer Paton and I write to you as a representative of the students who are upset that Rex Tillerson will be giving the commencement address. As CEO of ExxonMobil, he has personally threatened … Continue reading

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We Dissent — Letter from WPI Faculty

April 8, 2011 Dear President Berkey, As members of the WPI faculty concerned with the moral and social standing of WPI and the condition of the global environment,we feel a special responsibility to respond publicly to WPI’s recent announcement that it … Continue reading

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Richard Heinberg: Our Counterpoint Speaker

It is my pleasure to announce that Richard Heinberg, the Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute, will be speaking as an alternative speaker to the official speaker, Rex Tillerson, the CEO of ExxonMobil. Many of the students graduating this year … Continue reading

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XKCD On Global Warming

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Movie Screening: Out of Balance – Exxon Mobil’s Impact on Climate Change

“An informative and disturbing look at the reach of the ExxonMobil corporation.” Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change details how ExxonMobil has manipulated U.S. federal policy by funding front groups that create the illusion of a debate about … Continue reading

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Rex Tillerson Speaking at WPI 2011 Commencement

Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil will be speaking at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 2011 Commencement. Many students and faculty are not happy. Read our mission on the Against Exxon page. You can read WPI’s announcement here.

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