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“Lift The Rock,” Accountable Endowment Investing at Michigan State University

April 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


As a multi-billion dollar institution, MSU’s endowment spending practices are of public concern. Without action, these decisions will continue to be made without community input. It is time to lift the rock.

We would like to educate MSU community stakeholders (students, faculty, staff) about the following:

–The financialization higher education and neo-liberalization of public institutions.
–The current state of investment practices at Michigan State University that includes investing in private equity firms and hedge funds.
–Alternative methods of investment such as Socially Responsible Investments.

We seek to ‘Lift the rock” on MSU’s investment practices and propose ways to change investments practices so that they align with the ethos of a public institution.


Walter Hanley – Financialization Coordinator, MSU Roosevelt Institute
Terry Link – President, Starting Now, LLC. / Founder, MSU Campus Sustainability

Erickson Hall room 103
620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

For more information, please contact Nat Hooper at hooperna@msu.edu


April 18, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


MSU Center for Community and Economic Development
Roosevelt Institute


Erickson Kiva
College of Education
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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