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Divest Harvard Campaign Heats Up | EcoWatch

Student movements urging their colleges and universities to divest their endowments from investments in fossil fuels have been spreading across the U.S. and abroad. Hampshire College in Massachusetts, Vermont’s Goddard University, University of Maine system, University of Dayton (Ohio), the University of Glasgow (UK) and Stanford University are among the more than two dozen that have taken the step.

But Harvard not only stood firm against the pressure, it has pushed back, making a major recommitment to fossil fuels, while attempting to marginalize the student protesters. A peaceful 24-hour sit-in last week at the school’s Massachusetts Hall by 34 members of Divest Harvard finally evoked a response from an administration that Divest Harvard says “avoids engagement with student activism at all costs.”

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