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April 28, 2017

Kenyon College trustees just announced that the school will not divest its endowment of fossil fuels, instead putting priority on endowment returns. According to the Kenyon Collegian, trustees said divestment would not have an impact on the environment and they did not see divestment as a way to effect change. The decision comes after a …

April 26, 2017

UPDATE (4/28/17, 10:00 am EST):  Turns out we were right. Environmentalists seemed to run with the news that Harvard was “pausing” investments in fossil fuels.  Bill McKibben said Harvard had “de facto divested from fossil fuels” calling it a “huge win.”  His group 350.org went as far as to issue a press release about the …

April 24, 2017

A recent forum at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) explored the topic of fossil fuel divestment with a group of panelists with varying opinions on the issue. Once again, the reality of divestment as an ineffective and costly investment strategy was center stage. Divestment has been debated at Johns Hopkins over the past few years, and …

April 24, 2017

This weekend, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri announced it would not move forward with divestment – the latest in a string of rejections for the failing divest campaign. As University Chancellor Mark Wrighton stated on Sunday, the university’s $6.5 billion endowment’s primary role is to provide for the college and its nearly 15,000 students. …

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