The Board’s refusal to address the moral and material implications of the endowment’s investments reflects poor judgement and a failure of leadership. While acknowledging that fossil fuels have played a large role in human development, the benefits of continued investment are now clearly outweighed by the costs, and renewable energy is a clear, viable alternative. Tufts University stands for active citizenship, and global leadership. Our Board and endowment must live up to these values.
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