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March 22, 2017

Vermont became a battleground state for the issue of divestment after then-Governor Peter Shumlin (D) called for state pension funds to sell off fossil fuel assets in his 2016 State of the State address. Fast forward 15 months, and Vermont Watchdog is now reporting that for the second year in a row the divestment initiative …

March 14, 2017

  Columbia University announced it was “divesting” from coal companies in a statement published this week by President Lee Bollinger.  Some prominent activists praised the decision, but students on campus  were quick to speak out against the move, saying it did not go far enough.  Meanwhile, a closer look shows there’s not much substance behind …

March 3, 2017

As Divestment Facts has highlighted, Barnard’s Committee on Investments is expected to endorse a partial divestment measure to the Board of Trustees this weekend, calling on the college to sell shares in coal and oil sands as well as putting forth a “good faith effort” to divest from companies that “deny climate science.” The Trustees …

February 24, 2017

As student activists at NYU embrace new tactics in their divestment push, fellow New York City school Barnard College is preparing for a vote on a divestment measure at its March Board of Trustees meeting. Last December, the college’s Presidential Task Force to Examine Divestment recommended selling shares in coal and oil sands as well as …

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