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The Message Universities Are Sending When They Refuse to Divest

Christina Cilento | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Christina Cilento

I came to Northwestern University excited to become that cliché "global citizen"; to learn about the world, to meet people from places I had never been to, and to find new passions.

Time for Constructive Divestment

Gary Commins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Gary Commins

The hardening of the occupation, the inexorable expansion of the settlements, and the deepening violence seen in the assaults on Gaza in 2014 lead us to call for the Episcopal Church to take this next step for justice and a lasting peace.

Colleges and Universities Answer the Call on Climate Change

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Will universities rescue our climate? Not single-handedly. But students, educators, researchers, and administrators are leading the way, lending hope that we will successfully address our climate problem.

Climate Change Concerns Bring Activist Heat at Top Universities

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
The GroundTruth Project

At two of the world's most influential universities, the focus on global warming at both an establishment and grassroots level could signal a renewed push among academic circles to force action on climate change.

'Green News Report' -- April 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ontario, Canada joins cap and trade system to fight global warming; Stu...

Amid Calls To Divest, Some Universities Focus On Making Research Labs More Efficient

wgbh | Heather Goldstone | Posted 04.16.2015 | College

While only 22 U.S. colleges and universities have actually agreed to sell their shares in oil and coal companies, more than 50 have committed themselv...

Yale Used To Use Its Endowment For Moral Reasons. Why Isn't It Doing That With Fossil Fuels?

Yale Daily News | Posted 04.15.2015 | College

Over the years, the Yale endowment has grown from a humble sum intended largely to fund operations and scholarship to a massive pool of capital number...

Why I Am Banned From Harvard, and Why I Am Coming Back Anyway

Craig Altemose | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Craig Altemose

We are not merely fighting for Harvard to change its investing practices; we are asking Harvard to align the largest higher education endowment in the world with humanity's best hope for survival -- instead of actively undermining it.

Calling For Divestment, Harvard Protesters Blockade Administration Building

Harvard Crimson | Posted 04.13.2015 | College

Members and supporters of the activist group Divest Harvard began a planned blockade of three entrances to Massachusetts Hall on Sunday and were still...

Harvard Students and Alumni Launch Weeklong Sit-in for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Just a few hours into the protest, students, alumni, faculty and activists have made their point: The Harvard community supports divestment, and it's time for the university to act. If it's wrong to wreck the planet, than it's wrong to profit from that wreckage.

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Some Points of Utility

Benjamin Franta | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Benjamin Franta

Over time, we can expect institutions that divest from fossil fuels to face additional pressure, not less pressure, to reduce their electricity consumption from fossil fuels, and to direct their research efforts toward non-fossil energy sources.

The Divestment Distraction and a Positive Vision of Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

A positive and creative vision for sustainability focuses on building something new and clean rather than defeating something old and dirty.

Applying the Lessons of Self-Defense to Anti-Semitism

Elliott Hamilton | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Elliott Hamilton

Whether we'd like to admit it or not, anti-Semitism on campus is not going to go away that easily. College administrations have done nothing to stop the anti-Semitism of Students for Justice in Palestine or other hateful organizations.

Know Both Sides Before Signing on to Divestment

Sheli Grumet | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Sheli Grumet

The next time you hear about BDS or are asked to sign a petition supporting the movement, be proactive. Instead of blindly making a decision, take the time to research exactly what your signature means.

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Reasons for Disruptive Forms of Protest Against the Harvard Corporation

Benjamin Franta | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Benjamin Franta

Even if a person is reluctant to engage in disruptive forms of protest in general, the Harvard Corporation's method of deciding and defending its fossil fuel investment policy encourages such protests, because the Harvard Corporation's method is unresponsive to attempts from the Harvard community at debate and reasoned persuasion.

Could Lesley Be the First School in Boston to Divest?

Craig Altemose | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green
Craig Altemose

With overwhelming evidence that climate change is already causing immense harm to our people and planet, we know it is immoral to continue to invest in an industry that directly undercuts Lesley's mission to contribute to shaping "a more just, humane and sustainable world."

Free Dinners and Free Trips Won't Prevent a Free Palestine

Natasha Patel | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Natasha Patel

It suffices to say that despite the entrenched institutional backing of anti-divestment sentiment, students will mobilize around ending the occupation of Palestine.

A Compassionate Path to Upholding Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories at Stanford

Sherif Ibrahim | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Sherif Ibrahim

Equal and equitable value of life has never hurt anyone, and affirming Palestinian human rights is unifying. In pursuit of this, our mission embodies its goals through compassion, justice and love.

Solidarity with Palestine at Stanford

Tulio Ospina | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Tulio Ospina

A critical mass of Stanford students have decided that justice for all includes freedom for Palestine, and that we as students can and must take action to bring it into being. Solidarity with Palestine is here to stay, and in all likelihood to grow, at Stanford.

Green Light in the Southern Appalachians: How We Became the First Institution Below the Mason Dixon Line to Divest From Fossil Fuels

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

The movement to divest from fossil fuels has become the fastest divestment campaign in history. To date, over 180 institutions and cities have committed to divest, and about $50 billion has already been divested.

Time to Divest Harvard From Fossil Fuels

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Timothy E. Wirth

We don't have a spare century--we need Harvard to do the right thing now, and not just in its physical plant or its research labs. The endowment is as much a part of the institution as the dining halls or the swimming pool.

North Carolina's Brevard College First in the Southeast to Divest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

College students, faculty, and administrators at North Carolina's Brevard College are cheering at Friday's news that the school will divest from fossil fuels by 2018 -- making it the first university in North Carolina and the entire Southeast U.S. to divest!

Fossil Fuel Divestment Effort Comes To Energy-Rich Colorado

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green

DENVER (AP) — A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels came deep into energy country Friday as activists a...

Tyler Kingkade

Harvard Divestment Activists Get Extra Alumni Support Ahead Of Court Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.18.2015 | College

Climate change activists at Harvard University told The Huffington Post this week that they feel optimistic heading into a court hearing Friday on a l...

Valentine's Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Breakups and Diamonds

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For Valentine's Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archives to bring you these 20 stories. 1. Love Has No Color Just two years ago, a group of...