Harvard and Yale have been in the news recently, but not in a good way like they'd like.
Earlier this month, the Hartford Courant reported 19 Yale students were arrested and fined during a protest that demanded the school stop its investments in fossil fuel companies. For the protest, 150 people created a human chain around President Peter Salovey's office and 50 of them participated in a sit-in inside the building.
Last week at Harvard, the activist group Divest Harvard terminated a nearly week-long blockade of Massachusetts Hall after delivering a petition that called for the school to divest its fossil fuel investment, The Harvard Crimson reports.
As part of "Heat Week," protesters marched from Massachusetts Hall to Loeb House, to which the endowment from fossil fuels were going, and delivered the petition to Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust. Divest Harvard also held a rally and an open forum in which members talked about climate change.Comments powered by Disqus
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