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Ball State investment policy bends to fossil fuel concerns

A Ball State University professor who's been critical of the school's investments in fossil fuels that contribute to global warming is praising the university's recent shift in its investment policies as a significant "moral stance." The Ball State University Foundation's board of directors voted last month to create an alternative investment portfolio that offers endowment donors an option to invest in a portfolio managed under socially responsible principles. That change isn't as sweeping as a student group called "Go Fossil Free Ball State" had wanted in calling for the foundation to freeze any new investment in companies that burn coal and...