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Endowment

Corporation Addresses Fracking, Political Contributions

In 2015, the two committees—the corporation committee, which consists of four members of the Corporation, and the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, a 12-member panel of students, faculty, and alumni—voted on 54 proposals.

Central Administration

Harvard Signs onto ‘Climate Pledge’ Ahead of UN Conference

The pledge asks for an “ambitious agreement” at this winter's United Nations conference on climate change in Paris.

Divest Harvard at the IOP
Divestment

Divest Harvard at the IOP

Members of student group Divest Harvard hold a protest outside the Institute of Politics on Monday. At the time, the Institute was hosting "Bringing the Global Community to the Table," a forum in light of the Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Management Company Sustainable Investing Chief To Depart

Pedicini, who will leave HMC after just two-and-a-half years, departs after her department suffered criticism from Divest Harvard over the Management Company’s steadfast refusal to fully divest the endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Faust
Central Administration

In Washington, Faust Advocates Climate Change Research

Faust emphasized the role that universities can have in combatting climate change and lobbied for increased federal funding for research.

Divest Protests University Appointment
Central Administration

Student Protesters Appeal Dismissal of Divestment Lawsuit

The plaintiffs claim in their 113-page appeal that Harvard has mismanaged its endowment by investing in “abnormally dangerous activities."

College

Markey and Harvard’s Engell Headline Climate Change Concert

The event’s headliners included U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey and Harvard English professor James T. Engell ’73.

Central Administration

Study: University Could Lose $108 Million Annually If It Divests

The study, funded by a lobby organization for the petroleum industry, examined the cost of divestment for Harvard and four other universities.

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

MIT Committee Recommends Targeted Fossil Fuel Divestment

The report comes as environmental activists at Harvard and elsewhere call for colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Professor Roy Gordon
Central Administration

Paying the Price

The University remains opposed to divesting its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels, steadfast in the face of numerous sit-ins and demonstrations by students, alumni, and faculty affiliated with the activist group Divest Harvard.

Harvard Ed Portal Opening
Central Administration

The Politics of Drew Faust

In a year of campus challenges to her leadership, Drew Faust’s tactical side was on full display. The strategy of public non-engagement favored by Harvard’s eighth-year president has supporters fawning but some campus constituencies feeling disrespected.

1990 Reunion: Apartheid Protests Compilation
Alumni

Calls for Divestment: A Retrospective

While administrators harbored mixed feelings for the anti-apartheid and anti-tobacco movements, on the whole they acknowledged students’ interest in the issues and right to protest respectfully.

Divest Harvard
Commencement

Divest Harvard

Protesters hang a banner from the upper floors of Massachusetts Hall on the second day of their weeklong April blockade of the administrative building, which houses University President Drew G. Faust’s office.

Year in Photos: Divest Harvard
Commencement

Year in Photos: Divest Harvard

Canyon S. Woodward '15 of student activist group Divest Harvard hangs a banner during a protest in Massachusetts Hall on Feb. 12. A group of students rushed into the building during one of multiple protests demanding that the University divest from fossil fuels.

1980s Divestment Protest
Protests

1980s Divestment Protest

A speaker addresses the crowd of students gathered to protest Harvard's investment in South African holdings during the late 1980s. A sign reads: "Put Apartheid Out of Business."

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College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes