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Activist group Divest Harvard continues to demand that Harvard divest its endowment from fossil fuels even as some top University officials largely ignore their protest.
University President Drew G. Faust offered to meet with demonstrators on the condition that they stop blocking her office building’s entrances, but they refused.
Despite Divest Harvard protesters blockading University Hall, tourists continue to take photographs with the John Harvard Statue.
The group decided to blockade University Hall after administrators did not respond directly to their blockade of Massachusetts Hall on Monday, according to Divest Harvard co-coordinator Talia K. Rothstein ’17.
The second day of the planned weeklong protest, dubbed "Harvard Heat Week" by its organizers, was punctuated by alumni rallies outside Mass. Hall and expansion to other parts of campus.
The blockade, which is part of a planned weeklong protest the group has dubbed “Heat Week,” came after the group trained protesters in civil disobedience tactics and held a rally at the First Parish in Cambridge earlier in the evening.
According to Divest Harvard co-founder Chloe S. Maxmin ’15, “hundreds” of advocates of the movement, including dozens of students, are willing to be arrested.
Kennedy School spokesperson Doug Gavel wrote in an emailed statement that the man has not been seen on campus since and that there appears to be no threat to the community at this time.
On Feb. 12, at 10AM, around 40 students from Divest Harvard occupied Mass Hall, home to the office of University President Drew Faust .
A HUPD police cruiser outside Massachusetts Hall, which members of Divest Harvard occupy as they call for the divestment of the University's endowment from fossil fuels.
A HUPD officer stands guard outside the entrance to Massachusetts Hall, which members of Divest Harvard occupy as they call for the divestment of the University's endowment from fossil fuels.
Divest Harvard member Miles Hewitt '17 gives a thumbs up as University personnel, reflected in a window, assess the situation during a protest in Massachusetts Hall on Thursday morning.