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 change—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