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April 1, 2015 - 12:24pm
The announcement came after months of student groups calling for the university to divest.

Syracuse University announced Tuesday that it would formally commit to prohibiting investment of the endowment in coal mining and other fossil fuels.

The university administration officially decided to stop investing the endowment in publicly traded companies dealing in fossil fuels, according to an SU News release

October 1, 2014 - 9:39pm
The environmental activist and CNN talk show co-host commends students supporting Divest SU ESF for their rally before his lecture.

In his lecture at Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday evening, civil rights and environmental advocate Van Jones called for young people on college campuses to take action.

“There is a new generation — the biggest, most diverse in world history — taking the stage,” Jones said. “When they look at the future we’re giving them, they don’t want it.” The audience gave him a standing ovation after he called for young people to “build a new civilization.”