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MIT Climate Change Activists End Sit-in After 116 Days

Like most MIT students, Ben Scandella did the math. “I estimate that I’ve sat between 550 and 600 hours,” says Scandella, a spokesman for Fossil […]

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UMass Foundation to Divest $770 Million Endowment from Coal Companies

Climate change activists scored a major victory Thursday, as the UMass Foundation announced it would divest its UMass Foundation to Divest $770 Million Endowment From […]

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How MIT’S Divestment Protesters Spent Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, they ate pie in MIT’s corridor of power. They greeted supporters from Seattle, welcomed parents from San Francisco, and exchanged pleasantries with university […]

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MIT Will Not Divest from Fossil Fuels

On Wednesday, MIT President Rafael Reif released details on the institution’s highly anticipated five-year plan to address climate change. Perhaps the biggest surprise among climate […]

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Fossil Fuel Holdings Cost State Pension Fund Half a Billion Dollars

Investments in coal, oil, and gas companies cost the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Trust $521 million last year, or nearly $10 million a week, according […]

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Ahead of MIT Climate Change Plan, Activists Appeal One More Time

With the fall semester officially underway, environmental activists have their eyes set on MIT. In the coming weeks, university president Rafael Reif is poised to […]

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Harvard, Ye Hypocrites

On the global issue that matters most, Harvard is losing credibility—not to mention money.

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Unions Ask State Pension Board to Consider Divesting from Fossil Fuels

The Massachusetts Nursing Association and the Massachusetts Union for Human Service Workers jointly delivered a letter Tuesday morning asking state pension administrators to determine the […]

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Majority of MIT Climate Change Committee Supports Divestment from Coal and Tar Sands

The spring 2015 semester closed out with a flurry of fossil fuel divestment activity. Students at Tufts took over the president’s office for nearly three […]

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Tufts Divestment Protests Continue Inside, Outside Administrative Building

Update: Friday, 5:09 p.m. Tufts spokeswoman Kimberly M. Thurler has confirmed the sit-in has ended and the students have left President Monaco’s office. Update: Friday, 4:06 p.m. […]

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On Earth Day, Tufts Students Stage Sit-In to Demand Divestment [Updated]

Update, Thursday, 1:12 p.m.: A Tufts spokeswoman provided the following comment regarding the administration not allowing food to be delivered to the students: “Students chose […]

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Divestment Activists Target Boston College’s Admitted Students Day

This weekend, hundreds of high schools students who’ve been admitted to Boston College will visit campus as they move toward locking in a decision for […]

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Divest Harvard Prepares Spring Blitz on Climate Change

They have Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s blessing. Hollywood A-listers Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky are on board. And political and academic heavyweights including Robert F. Kennedy […]

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Harvard Reacts to Its Divestment Decision

Harvard President Drew Faust’s decision not to divest the school’s endowment from fossil fuel companies late last week has prompted interesting reactions both in support […]

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Is the NY Times About to Divest Boston?

There’s a shakeup underway at the New York Times Company. After months of public haggling, Times chairman Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. has reached an agreement that […]