Contributing opinion writer
William E. McKibben
How Harvard Can Help Solve TIAA’s Climate Problem
Harvard needs to join in this fight. It’s time for a faculty resolution calling on TIAA to put an immediate moratorium on any new fossil fuel investments and to get out of the land grab business. We don’t need ‘cleaner options’ to let some people tidy up their portfolios and their consciences; we need comprehensive action now, on a scale commensurate with the crisis we face.
Harvard’s Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels Teaches the Value of Persistence
Had the effort ever lapsed in the face of official scorn, Harvard would still be in league with Exxon, trying to make a little more money off the collapse of the planet. I remember most vividly Harvard Heat Week, in April of 2015. Some of those memories are uncomfortable — sleeping one night in the shrubbery outside Massachusetts Hall, and the next in the occupied alumni office.
At the End of the World, Where is Harvard?
If Harvard took a side in every fight that ever came up, it would be endlessly distracting. But the end of the world isn’t like that. The end of the world is different.
Send a Letter, Not a Check
I’m pretty sure that, all its defensive sputtering aside, Harvard will eventually divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies.
What Happened to Changing the World?
I can remember the night I decided to come to Harvard. My other choice was Carleton College, off in the
Him and His Calvinism
In the Beginning "I remember walking in my backyard when I was three and thinking about God. Looking at the
Four More Years
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A Mixed Blessing
Last winter, as the final tenants moved out of a Harvard-owned building at 7 Sumner Rd., one said "it's no
Homage to Pilgrimage
You may multiply your prayers, I shall not listen Your hands are covered with blood wash, make your selves clean
The Most Dangerous Wave
"Can we understand why the Negroes of Watts rebelled 'Then shy do we need a devil theory to explain the