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Faust Letter Leaves Divestment Advocates Unsatisfied

Less than a week after University President Drew G. Faust released a letter reaffirming the University stance against divestment from fossil fuels, divestment advocates said they remain unsatisfied with Faust’s position and will continue their activism.

Faust Letter Reaffirms, Justifies University's Anti-Divestment Stance

The letter serves as Faust’s first formal rebuttal to months of petitions and protests from both students and alumni groups pushing for divestment of Harvard’s $33 billion endowment from fossil fuel companies.

Faust Criticizes Obama's Financial Aid Proposal

University President Drew G. Faust criticized President Barack Obama’s proposal to tie federal financial aid to government-created college rankings, a legislative goal that Obama has championed as a key step to making college more affordable.