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Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust is offering to meet with student activists and environmentalists if they end their blockade of her office and stop disrupting university business.
For the past five days, the student-led group Divest Harvard has been blocking Massachusetts Hall, Harvard’s oldest building, demanding the university sell off fossil fuel stocks in its $36 billion endowment. The goal, organizers say, is to address climate change.
Many universities hold large endowments that have significant positions in fossil fuel companies or funds that hold fossil fuel assets. But universities also support most of the research that has identified the existence, nature and consequences of climate change, and the principal purpose of the university is to educate, particularly the young adults who will live and work in the climate of the future.
Students woke up Monday morning on the ground outside of Harvard University's oldest building. They had spent the night there, protesting the university's choice to invest part of its endowment in fossil-fuel companies.
The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says the nation needs the support of Congress to be able to make community college accessible to everyone, giving all students, young and old, an opportunity to become part of the middle class.
From UMass Boston to Vermont’s Champlain College, institutes of higher education are trying to boost the number of graduates in a field that barely existed ten years ago: cyber security. And colleges and universities are scrambling to keep up with increased cyber security threats.
Ahead of his State of the Union address, President Obama was in Knoxville, Tennessee, Friday where he proposed making community college tuition-free for millions of students who keep their grades up.
Obama first announced his plan Thursday evening aboard Air Force One in a video posted exclusively to the social networks Facebook and Vine.
Facing widespread for its hypocrisy and growing inequities between coaches and players, the National Collegiate Athletic Association will pay for family travel to national championship games. Under a new pilot program Tuesday, the NCAA said it will help cover expenses for players' families to travel to the Men's and Women's Final Four this spring.
The way higher education is packaged and delivered in this country is rapidly changing. Soaring costs and online alternatives are prompting many traditional colleges and universities to take a long look in the mirror, including one faculty-led think-tank located in the shadow of Georgetown University in Washington D.C.