28 Apr '11, 8pm

University Vows to Lock Out Students Opposed to ExxonMobil

University Vows to Lock Out Students Opposed to ExxonMobil

There's a storm brewing on the small campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute over the kind of vision for the future to be imparted to graduating students at this year's commencement. Offering one vision is Rex Tillerson, the CEO of ExxonMobil—the largest private oil company in the world and a major funder of climate deniers . Offering the other is Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute . The two visions couldn't be further apart, nor the stakes higher. According to students at WPI, ExxonMobil has given at least $1.3 million to the school. The decision to invite Tillerson was taken without consulting the community and kept a secret for over two years. The administration has also opposed efforts to find out the exact nature of the decision making process that led to the invitation. Given ExxonMobil’s track record, the decision to invite Tille...

Full article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/319561-university-vow...

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