University of Illinois Senate Okays Resolution Urging Coal Divestment

University of Illinois Senate Okays Resolution Urging Coal Divestment l The News Gazette

By: Julie Wurth, April 5, 2016

  • The latest divestment effort at the University of Illinois (UI) may not meet quite the same resistance that prolonged the campaign against apartheid in the 1980s. In a meeting focused on climate change — and budget concerns — the campus Academic Senate voted Monday to urge UI trustees to divest from the university's coal-related holdings.