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Brown University hunger strike ends. But students didn't get what they wanted.

University President Christina Paxson said Brown "rejects calls to use the endowment as a tool for political advocacy on contested issues."

Amy Russo
Providence Journal

A weeklong hunger strike didn't bring Brown University students much closer to pushing their school to divest from arms manufacturers amid the Israel-Hamas war.

But tensions rose between the 19 students and the administration, with allegations of memorial flags removed, chalk messages washed away and limits placed on protest gatherings 鈥 all of which Brown says is regulated by their policies in one way or another.

Though students rallied on campus, staged sit-ins in the student center and fasted for their cause, the Brown Corporation did not act on their demands in recent meetings on Thursday and Friday.

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Here's what students wanted, and what the school said

At those meetings, student activists wanted the corporation to divest its endowment from numerous companies producing weapons, from Boeing to Northrop Grumman and several others. Protesters have argued these companies are "enabling and profiting from the genocide in Gaza."

But the administration is holding firm on its decision to keep its investments in place.

澳门6合开奖结果 than 200 Brown University students gathered Dec. 11 outside University Hall, where roughly 40 students sat inside demanding the school divest from weapons manufacturers amid the Israel-Hamas war.

In a statement issued Friday night, university President Christina Paxson said "the bar for divestment is very high 鈥 the University consistently rejects calls to use the endowment as a tool for political advocacy on contested issues."

But during its meetings, the corporation "acknowledged the activism on campus by students advocating for divestment," Paxson said.

Paxson takes issue with a 2020 divestment proposal from the Brown University Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices that scrutinized nearly a dozen companies. She maintains it was under-researched, lacked sufficient analysis and was unfit to be brought before the corporation.

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"The Corporation members discussed education efforts to ensure the community is aware of the long-established mechanisms to formally request that the University consider divestment proposals," Paxson said. "No new proposals for divestment had gone through this process for consideration at the February meetings."

Demonstrators say they stood outside meetings, were ignored

A press release from the student protesters said 17 of the 19 hunger strikers participated for the full eight-day fast, ending it on Friday "along with 200+ student solidarity fasters."

The hunger strikers said they demonstrated outside the corporation's meetings and meals, attempting to speak with corporation members who "declined to respond."

"As a community, we have made sure that we cannot be ignored," Jewish student Ariela Rosenzweig said in a statement Friday. "There is not a single individual on this campus who could say in good faith that the Corporation did not discuss us today 鈥 and by way of discussing us, they discussed divestment, and they discussed Palestine."

Students have said they intend to keep pressuring Brown to heed calls for divestment.