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Jun 11, 2022

What did it take to get the wealthiest university in the world to break ties with the fossil fuel industry?   

9 years and the combined force of students, faculty, and alumni engaged in everything from scholarly debate, to civil disobedience, to legal action.  In the end, Harvard's divestment was most likely due to fear of having its own reputation besmirched by association with an already stigmatized fossil fuel industry.  Students, faculty, and alumni tell their stories.