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UVM will disclose investments as the student pro-Palestine camp continues

The University of Vermont will publicly announce its endowment investments by the end of the week, according to pro-Palestinian student protesters who set up a camp on campus Sunday afternoon with a list of demands for the university.

James, an organizer, did not want to reveal his last name for security reasons. He said they were still in the early stages of negotiations.

“We are persevering and will not settle for just knowing where the money is,” James said. “We want divestment, we want an academic boycott of Israeli institutions.”

Lexi Krupp

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Vermont Public

University of Vermont campus police set up light poles and surveillance cameras next to the pro-Palestinian camp on Monday.

The students also want UVM to cancel the opening speech by the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations because she vetoes resolutions calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. And they want UVM to promise not to discipline protesters.

According to VTDigger, UVM leadership will discuss student concerns at the commencement ceremony.

The protesters said they would remain in the camp until all their demands were met.

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Disclosure: Lexi Krupp is a lecturer in audio journalism at the University of Vermont.

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