Point/Counterpoint: Firearms and University Endowment Investments

Even if a university’s endowment isn’t invested in the firearms industry directly, should a university do business with an investment firm that otherwise invests in the industry? That’s a debate question at Michigan State University.

MSU deputy spokesperson Dan Olsen:Claims that MSU invests in gun manufacturers through its investments with these BlackRock funds are inaccurate. Furthermore, we have no direct investments in gun manufacturers, and we don’t have direct or indirect investments in the three publicly traded civilian firearms manufacturers.”

Saylor Reinders, Students Demand Action MSU: “The university should not support the gun industry in any way.”

Read more about the matter in The State News.

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