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Wed December 26, 2012
How Clean Should a School's Endowment Be?
A debate is raging on college campuses around the country. More students are pushing for educational institutions to divest endowment money from fossil fuel companies.
Could this be the vanguard of a huge social change? Not all schools have been receptive to the idea, but some like Vassar, Tufts University and Bowdoin College have already taken it up.
The latest local dust-up is at Harvard University, where school officials have said they will not divest from fossil fuel companies.
Dan Apfel joined Kara Miller to talk about this possible sea change in university investing.
- Dan Apfel, Executive Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition.