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Al Gore
College

Al Gore Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Harvard College Class Day

Fifty years after he picked up his own Harvard diploma, former United States Vice President Al Gore ’69 returned to Harvard Yard, looked out over the Class of 2019, and called on the University to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry.

Divestment Graduation Caps
College Finance

Ahead of Commencement, Divestment Organizers Call on Alumni to Suspend Donations to Harvard

Harvard fossil fuel and prison divestment activists launched pledges this week calling on alumni to withhold donations to the University until administrators concede to their demands.

Divestment Graduation Caps
Divestment

Divestment Graduation Caps

Members of Divest Harvard and the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign decorate their graduation caps with orange cloth and felt outside the Casper Student Center Monday evening. Orange is the color of the fossil fuel divestment movement.

Divestment Full Spread
Central Administration

A New Day for Divestment

Student activism at Harvard has evolved over the years, and while divestment is nothing new, it’s now become students’ favorite tactic.

Aanand Bradley
On Campus

Aanand Bradley

Anand Bradley '19 is a Divest Harvard organizer.

Carl F. Denton
On Campus

Carl F. Denton

Carl F. Denton '19, a Crimson Magazine editor, is Divest Harvard's press coordinator.

Divest Harvard
On Campus

Divest Harvard

Divest Harvard, in collaboration with Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign, has organized several campus-wide events to mobilize opposition to Harvard's investment holdings.

Divestment Panel
College

Divestment Panel

A panel on divestment, which included a Harvard Management Company executive, discussed divestment and compliance.

Arboretum Solar Panels
Environment

Harvard Arboretum Installs More Than 1,000 Solar Panels

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is undertaking an ambitious sustainability initiative to install more than 1,000 solar panels near the Weld Hill Research Building, which houses affiliated scientists who conduct work in plant biology.

Divestment Panel
Harvard Management Co

Harvard Management Company Compliance Chief Debates Divestment With Activists

Harvard Management Company Chief Compliance Officer Kathryn I. Murtagh spoke about Harvard's investment policies Monday at a panel that also featured students and faculty calling for the University to divest from companies with ties to the prison and fossil fuel industry.

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Harvard in the City

Cambridge City Council Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment

The Cambridge City Council voted Monday to pass an order endorsing students activists’ demands for Harvard to divest from the fossil fuel industry.

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Divestment

Heat Week 2

Georgia K. Bowder-Newton '21 dances at the Flood the Yard rally Friday.

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Divestment

Heat Week 1

A Harvard alum holds a sign proclaiming his support for Divest Harvard, an undergraduate-led effort to push the University to divest funds from fossil fuels.

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Divestment

Heat Week 3

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern speaks at the rally. The city council will consider a proposal to support Divest Harvard this week.

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Divestment

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17 year-old climate activist Jamie Margolin shouts at the Flood Harvard rally Friday. Margolin attended the rally while on spring break.

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