Harvard University faculty in the arts and sciences departments voted in favor of divesting university resources from fossil fuel companies, which the administration said it preferred not to use endowments for social change.
Topic: fossil fuel divestment
Georgetown University announces plan to divest from fossil fuel
Georgetown University announced it will divest from fossil fuels in the next five to ten years after pressure from climate change activists.
Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Vote Mostly Ignored by University of Illinois
The University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign declined to follow through with a student resolution to divest the university from fossil fuels.
Swarthmore College Resists Demands to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuel divestment is not an option for Swarthmore College, per its board of managers, since divestment would cause a significant financial issue for the college.
NYU Allegedly Threatened Anti-Fossil Fuel Protesters with Revoking Financial Aid, Housing
New York University students protested the investment in fossil fuels, but the university administration allegedly threatened to take away their financial aid and housing, which led to the disbandment of the protest.
Barnard College Aims to De-Invest from ‘Climate Deniers’
The board of trustees for Barnard College voted to de-invest from ‘climate deniers,’ but has not outlined what that means just yet: The move comes after years of activism by the student group Divest Barnard, which…
Students are Upset with Trustee’s Response to Fossil Fuel Divestment Petitions
Looks like students at the D.C.-based American University are upset that a trustee told them that their opinion matters, but does not have a lot of weight in financial decisions for the university. The trustee, Alan Meltzer,…
Social Justice should be Taught in Classrooms, Professors Say
From Campus Reform: Professors at a recent academic conference discussed burning the American flag and other methods of promoting social justice on campus. Presentations at this year’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP) conferenceincluded “Burning…
NYU Rejects Divestment from Fossil Fuels
NYU says “no thanks” to the fossil fuel divestment backers.
Fossil Fuel Divestment Would Cost Universities 2%-12% of Endowments
From the College Fix: Colleges that divest from fossil fuels would lose about two percent to 12 percent of their endowment value over a 20-year period — and that does not even include potential losses…