Students

Guns, Prisons, Social Causes: New Fronts Emerge in Campus Fights Over Divestment

Courtesy of Columbia Prison Divest

A campaign that succeeded in persuading Columbia U. to dispose of investments in private prison companies highlights how student activists are expanding their aims beyond fossil fuels, and raising new questions for colleges.
June 30, 2015 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

At many colleges, victories have been slow to accumulate for campus activists who have pressured their institutions to ban certain investments from their endowments. There are hundreds of active campaigns that seek divestment from fossil-fuel...

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