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The Global Significance of Fossil Fuel Divestment

We’re in a climate emergency, and it’s time for universities to take action, Sheldon Pollock and Jacqueline Goodman write.

A Building by Any Other Name

The Black Lives Matter protests inspired activists to demand the removal of controversial names from campus buildings. Many universities have established practices to guide them.

No Heat, Tempers Rise

Bronx Community College went without heat for more than a month. Some CUNY employees say this is one of many signs the system needs more funding for facilities maintenance and repairs.

Faculty Wants Pensions Out of Fossil Fuels

Encouraged by shifting markets and successful divestment campaigns at individual institutions, professors are ramping up efforts to get TIAA to go green.

Oil Money Undermines Academic Autonomy

Universities should ban fossil fuel industry funding for research on climate change and energy, Jake Lowe and Connor Chung write.

New Affiliate Network Launches to Meet Colleges’ Needs

Core Education Services will help small and midsize colleges with such challenges as employee recruitment, enrollment and technology modernization, among other things.

High Oil Prices Offer Endowment Boost

Oil prices are on a major upswing and paying off for some endowments, even as colleges face pressure to divest from fossil fuels over climate change concerns.

An Outage, Silence and Finally, Acknowledgment of a Cyberattack

For three weeks, Whitworth University stayed mostly mum about network and website outages, prompting speculation about ransomware and frustrating professors and students. Wednesday it acknowledged a cyberattack.