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WMU Divest holding on-campus rally

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new campus action organization at Western Michigan University is kicking off its campaign with an on-campus rally Thursday.

The group is called "WMU Divest." They will be hosting a rally to ask the university to divest from oil and coal companies.

It will be held at the solar panel complex next to the Miller Auditorium Parking ramp at noon.

Keynote speakers will include social activists and a WMU political science professor, as well as students.

They will also be circulating a petition to WMU President John Dunn asking the university to stop any new investments with fossil fuel companies.