Posted by: Lister | February 15, 2009

Hampshire College cuts ties with fund invested in Israel

That’s the title of an article at the Boston Globe. There’s some argument as to whether or not it was political:

University officials acknowledged they reviewed the fund at students’ request, but said the divestment decision “expressly did not pertain to a political movement or single out businesses active in a specific region or country.”

[…] In 1977, the left-leaning Hampshire became the first college in the nation to divest its South African holdings.

The effect is the same. Their money has gone elsewhere.


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