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Harvard Affiliates Denounce Fossil Fuel Funded Research at Reclaim Earth Day Rally

More than a dozen Harvard affiliates gathered Monday afternoon in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park to protest fossil fuel research in an Earth Week event organized by Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard.

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Harvard Yard Closed Until Friday in Anticipation of Pro-Palestine Protests

The University restricted access to Harvard Yard until Friday afternoon in apparent anticipation of pro-Palestine student protests this week.

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Harvard Students Rally in Solidarity with Columbia Demonstrators Following Arrests

More than 200 Harvard affiliates rallied Friday afternoon to denounce Harvard’s ties to the war in Gaza and to show solidarity with students who were arrested at Columbia University during pro-Palestine demonstrations.

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Graduate School of Design

Design School Student Govt. Urges Harvard to Divest From ‘Illegal Occupation of Palestine’

The Harvard Graduate School of Design Student Forum passed a resolution Monday urging the Harvard Management Company to divest from entities that “aid the ongoing illegal occupation of Palestine and the genocide of Palestinians.”

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Harvard Climate Advocates Cautiously Optimistic After Release of Climate Report

Harvard affiliates gave mixed reactions to Harvard Management Company’s publication of its annual climate report. The report, released last week, details a drop in the Harvard fossil fuel investments, which are now less than 2 percent of the endowment.

Cease and Desist Protest in the Science Center Plaza

Pro-Palestine Groups Rally, Demand Harvard Divest Ties to Israel

More than 150 Harvard students and affiliates gathered in the Science Center Plaza Thursday afternoon to demand the University “disclose and divest its ties to the Israeli occupation.”

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Harvard’s Updated Sustainability Plan Garners Optimistic Responses from Student Climate Activists

Harvard’s renewed sustainability action plan drew largely positive feedback from student climate organization leaders, who commended the plan’s holistic approach while hoping the University follows through on its goals.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Professor Jody Freeman Resigns from ConocoPhillips Board

Harvard Law School professor and environmental law expert Jody L. Freeman resigned from the board of directors of oil and natural gas company ConocoPhillips on Thursday after Harvard affiliates and climate activists condemned her ties to the company.

Divest Rally

Amid FAS Dean Search, Divest Harvard Demands New Dean Reject Fossil Fuel Funding

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard, a student climate advocacy organization, released a letter calling on Harvard to select a Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean who will restrict the influence of the fossil fuel industry on academic research.

Divest Rally
Harvard Law School

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard Calls on Law Professor to Leave ConocoPhillips Board of Directors

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard called on Harvard Law School professor Jody L. Freeman to leave her position on the ConocoPhillips board of directors in an open letter published Tuesday.

Harvard Management Company

Harvard Endowment Fossil Fuel Investments Rose In Value During Fiscal Year 2022

The value of fossil fuel investments in Harvard’s endowment ticked up during fiscal year 2022 as energy prices soared, according to a Harvard Management Company report released Thursday.

Divest Rally

Divest Harvard Alumni Demand Ban on Research Funding From Companies With Fossil Fuel Ties

A year after Harvard pledged to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, an alumni group is calling on the University to turn down research funding from companies with ties to the fossil fuel industry.

HUPD at Divestment Talk

HUPD at Divestment Talk

More than a dozen Harvard University Police officers were stationed around Harvard Yard on Monday, checking student IDs at entrances to the Yard. Officers were also stationed inside Emerson Hall, where the event took place.

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Harvard and MIT Students Disrupt ExxonMobil Campus Recruitment Event to Protest Big Oil

Roughly 30 Harvard and MIT students interrupted an ExxonMobil recruiting event at MIT last Wednesday in protest against big oil companies’ contributions to climate change.

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Harvard Affiliates Advocate for a ‘Climate Champion’ as Next University President

Dozens of Harvard faculty members and student and alumni organizations signed onto a letter last week urging the committee searching for the school’s 30th president to select a “climate champion” as the University’s next leader.