Students at Tufts University continued their hunger strike Monday to save janitorial jobs at the University. Thirty-five janitors expect to be let go early next month as Tufts tries to control its costs.
It’s been a contentious year at colleges nationwide, with students mounting campaigns on more than 300 campuses.
At issue: Should colleges and universities keep investing their endowments in fossil fuel companies?
Out of the 300 campuses with divestment campaigns, only five schools have actually committed to divesting their endowments from fossil fuels, and they are all in New England.