A group of faculty members has called for Princeton to give up investments it might have in firearms companies. The topic was expected to be discussed by the University’s Resources Committee in February.
Professors Simon Morrison *97 (music), Caryl Emerson (Slavic languages and literatures), and Marie-Helene Huet (French) wrote the petition and submitted it with more than 100 names in early January. It calls on Princeton to renounce “current or future investments in companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of multiple, rapid-firing semiautomatic assault weapons, and the bullets that equip them.”
President Tilghman told The Daily Princetonian that the University was investigating whether it holds such investments.