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More colleges under pressure to divest, though effect is debatable
More colleges under pressure to divest, though effect is debatable

Not since the 1980s have there been so many efforts aimed at urging colleges and universities to divest from stocks and other holdings for political and social causes. The campaigns are diverse: Fossil fuels and their effect on climate change. Israel's occupation of the West Bank. The use of guns in massacres at schools and elsewhere. Debates about divestment causes are rippling across college campuses nationwide and are particularly heated over the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The movements also raise wider questions of whether selling off stocks helps achieve advocates' goals, such as reducing climate change, and whether colleges' financial leaders should seek to do...

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