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Henney Sullivan '15 dons a 'Divest Fast' pin at the Divest Harvard tent outside Massachusetts Hall in Harvard Yard on Wednesday. Sullivan is one of many students participating in the fast for fossil fuel divestment; he has not eaten since Sunday.
A man asks environmental activist Clayton ThomasMuller a question via webcam at the Divest Harvard tent outside Massachusetts Hall. ThomasMuller lead a discussion with members of the Harvard community from lockdown near the Canadian parliament as an active shooting was underway on Wednesday.
Dozens of members of the Harvard community will not be swiping into dining halls this week as they participate in Divest Harvard’s week-long fast.
2002: The Global Climate Coalition, a group of industrial corporations opposed to the Kyoto Protocol, dissolves after a national divestment campaign run by environmental activist Phil Radford.
Divest Harvard’s recent escalation is the outgrowth of a sense of frustration at a University president and Corporation, that to them, are too secretive, too dismissive, and too unresponsive to their fervent calls.
Students assemble outside Massachusetts Hall to call for Harvard to divest from investments in fossil fuels in April 2013.
Other higher education institutions, notably Stanford, are finding their stakes in fossil fuels increasingly unconscionable, but Harvard itself has made no intentions to divest. Still, the protests continue.
Harvard affiliates advocate for divestment from fossl fuels at the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. Approximately 400,000 people attended, including over 100 Harvard affiliates.
Members of Divest Harvard, including Brett A. Roche '15, far right, who was arrested during a protest two days prior, returned to Massachusetts Hall on May 2, 2014 to renew their call for an open meeting with the Harvard Corporation.
Benjamin Franta, a Harvard Graduate School student, and Alli J. Welton ‘15 discuss the carbon budget and fossil fuel reserves at their rally in Harvard Yard on March 11, 2014.
William E. McKibben ’82, environmentalist and author of “The End of Nature,” conducts a lecture on climate change and fossil fuel divestment at Sanders Theatre on September 17, 2013.
Students assemble outside Massachusetts Hall during the Harvard Divest Rally on April 11, 2013.
Faust and Hennessy wrote that their schools’ contributions to combating climate change will come through education and research.
Dozens of Harvard students took their climate change efforts beyond the blockades of Massachusetts Hall this weekend, joining hundreds of thousands of activists in Manhattan.