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The Vermont group is the first alumni club to officially back the divestment movement, according to club president Charles A. Boright ’68. The club’s position comes after months of discussion and research on the topic.
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.
Six of the seven student plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit last week that seeks to compel the University to “immediately withdraw” its holdings from fossil fuel companies discussed their case on Tuesday.
Harvard divestment advocates caught national attention when they took their fight to court last week, but legal experts say the case’s claims may ultimately be too tenuous to be heard.
The 11-page complaint claims that investment in fossil fuel companies is “a breach of [the University’s] fiduciary and charitable duties as a public charity and nonprofit corporation.”
English professor James T. Engell '73 emphasizes the necessity of reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions at a Harvard Faculty for Divestment presentation in Fong Auditorium on Sunday.
Chemistry professor James G. Anderson describes the effects of climate instability at a Harvard Faculty for Divestment presentation in Fong Auditorium on Sunday.
Professor Stephen A. Marglin ’59 said that Harvard’s divestiture would not cause fossil fuel companies to collapse, but could set an example for other institutions that might be waiting to follow Harvard’s lead.
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.