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How A Small College Launched Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Unity College in Maine was the first in the U.S. to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its endowment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Unity president Stephen Mulkey talks about why he sees this groundbreaking move as an ethical decision and an extension of the college’s mission.

Catching the second wave: Fossil fuel divestment and ethical finance

The fossil fuel divestment movement is growing so fast that it may, in the words of an Oxford University report, already be entering the second wave of divestment.

Divest and Invest

At the Universtiy of Michigan we are readying our campaign to become more inclusive and strategic.

Learning What Matters: An Integrative Education Programme For Young Adults

I have come to question some of the assumptions that underpin mainstream education, and to consider what can be done...to provide an education that is appropriate to the challenges of the 21st century.

The transformity of personal action

What is the transformity of my personal action?

Time to Face Some Tough Academic Choices

Because of both forces—attacks pushing the university to the right, and faculty complacency—there’s not enough genuine critical thinking going on at UT, at a time in the world when multiple cascading crises—economic and ecological—demand a critical thinking that is …

What Van Gogh can teach us about education and learning

But what can we pull out of Vincent's story that might illuminate our discussions about education and learning over this month?

The University Unbound: Transforming Higher Education

It is time to consider a redesign of the university system in a way that takes advantage of recent Internet technology developments and addresses some of the social and economic problems surrounding higher education.

Financialized Education  

In Extraenvironmentalist #59 we speak with critical theorist Max Haiven about the financialization of higher education and how it has limited our imagination...Then, we talk to Kio Stark about her recent book Don’t Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything

Producing Democracy

Last week’s post here on The Archdruid Report attempted to raise a question that, as I see it, deserves much more discussion than it gets these days. Most currently popular ways of trying to put pressure on the American political system presuppose that the politicians will pay attention …

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