Colleges Warily Ponder Students' Calls for Divestment in Fossil Fuels

Colleges Ponder Students' Calls for Divestment in Fossil Fuels 1

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Protesters at Ithaca College, in New York, called on board members to support divestment in October.

When winter break draws to a close and students return to their campuses, many will pick up where they left off in the battle against climate changeā€”a struggle now often waged in their colleges' administration buildings.

In what has become a nationwide movement in only a few months, student groups at almost 200 colleges and universities are calling on boards of trustees to divest their colleges' holdings in large fossil-fuel companies. The students want colleges to take an