23 Feb '15, 4pm

Harvard’s Star Alumni Urge Week of Fossil Fuel Protests

BOSTON -- Actress Natalie Portman, environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and other high-profile Harvard University alumni are calling for demonstrations to urge divestment from fossil fuels. Organizers of “Harvard Heat Week” are planning events of “highly civil civil disobedience,” including daily sit-ins for the week of April 13, according to a letter released Friday asking alumni to come to the campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to join the effort. Comparing their cause to 1980s campus protests against South Africa’s former apartheid policy, students at Divest Harvard have been calling for the school’s $36.4 billion endowment to end investment in oil, gas and coal because of their environmental impact. President Drew Faust has declined to commit to divestment, saying the endowment isn’t an instrument of political change. Students occupied her office earlier this mont...

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