Past Events

STAND is a student-led coalition that seeks to increase awareness and undercut/prevent current and past genocides. Although the focus of the organization is directed toward the atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan, STAND is equally committed to responding to all acts that constitute genocide.

MIT-STAND was recently established in 2007 in order to further the MIT divestment campaign from Sudan. As of September 21st, MIT announced its divestment in an Interview with the Tech. Members of STAND and Amnesty groups were greatly involved with promulgating this action. Later, MIT provided an official clarification of the former vague divestment statement, again in large part due to student pressure.

The objectives of MIT-STAND are currently two-fold:
1.   To increase awareness of genocide in the Sudan among the student community at MIT via featured events on campus
2.   To work with MIT to design a standing Standing Committee on Investment Responsibility [SCIR] within the corporation framework.

Other Resources:

STAND's National Webiste
MIT's Die-In for Darfur
Who Has Divested from Sudan
Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur
MIT Sudan Divestment Petition


The Tech 9/21/2007 Sudan Divestment: MIT Not Invested In Worst Offenders
WMBR 6/13/2007 "What's Left" mentions the MIT divestment situation, 8:00 pm
Boston Globe 6/8/2007 Photo gallery: MIT commencement 2007
Boston Banner 5/31/2007 Global outcry over Darfur genocide spurs Mass. action [mentions MIT die-in]
Boston Globe 5/20/2007 Campus Insider: Defining Divest [at bottom]
The Chronicle of Higher Education 5/20/2007 MIT Abhors Tragedy in Darfur and Will Consider Divestment
Boston Globe 5/18/2007 Die-in photo, Die-in scan [page B2]
Boston Metro 5/18/2007 Die-in photo [page 2]
Cambridge Chronicle 5/18/2007 Student group questions MIT pledge to divest from Sudan
BostonNOW 5/17/2007 MIT students 'die' for Darfur
Boston Business Journal 5/15/2007 MIT may divest holdings in Sudan
The Tech 5/15/2007 MIT Chooses to Divest From Sudan
The Tech 5/15/2007 Opinion: Student Activity, Admin's Complacency
MIT News Office 5/14/2007 MIT rejects abhorrent acts in Darfur, will divest as necessary
WMBR 5/13/2007 "What's Left" radio segment, 11:30 am
Unpublished 5/12/2007 Open letter: Why is divestment taking so long?
The Tech 5/11/2007 Editorial cartoon: More time
The Tech 5/1/2007 Opinion: Institute Owes Apology Regarding Sudan Action
The Tech 4/27/2007 MIT Flyer Distribution Policy Raises Dispute
The Tech 4/20/2007 Opinion: Darfur: A Pivotal Moment For MIT
The Tech 4/13/2007 Recommendation on Sudan made to MIT Corporation
The Tech 4/13/2007 Editorial cartoon: Divestment
The Tech 4/3/2007 Editorial cartoon: Turtle
The Tech 3/6/2007 Recommendation on Divestment Expected in Early April
The Tech 2/20/2007 Opinion: Stop Supporting Genocide Through MIT's 401k Plan
The Tech 2/16/2007 Opinion: Genocide and Complacency: A Deadly Combination
The Tech 2/13/2007 After Almost Three-Month Long Hiatus, Committee Will Meet in March
The Tech 1/10/2007 Opinion: Helping Darfur: Is Divestiture Really Effective?
The Tech 12/8/2006 UA-GSC Sudan Resolution Passes
The Tech 12/8/2006 Opinion: In Support of Divestment?
The Tech 12/1/2006 Opinion: On Divestment
The Tech 11/28/2006 UA Senate Supports Targeted Divestment From Sudan
The Tech 11/21/2006 Petition Drafted For Institute Divestment
The Tech 9/15/2006 Statement From Advisory Committee On Shareholder Responsibility
The Tech 5/11/2004 Opinion: Time to Act in Sudan