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These 3 Colleges Stopped Investing in Fossil Fuels—One Year Later, Their Endowments Are Doing Just Fine

Several colleges and universities have completed the process of divestment. None has declared financial ruin. In fact, many, like Sterling, are seeing improved returns on their investments.

Could do better: why we must set young minds free

It is time all young people knew this: the work of our time is the work of reconnection, regeneration, restoration and reconciliation.

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 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.

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