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What does it look like when higher ed takes climate change seriously?

Climate change is here, now, lapping at the walls of higher education — quite literally.

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Students and faculty at Ohio State respond to bill that would restrict college discussions of climate policies

A bill proposed in the Ohio General Assembly includes a provision that designates climate policy as a “controversial belief or policy” and says faculty must “encourage students to reach their own conclusions about all controversial beliefs or policies and shall not seek to inculcate any social, political, or religious point of view.”

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Students occupy schools and universities across Europe in climate protest

Twenty-two institutions have been shut down as part of proposed month-long campaign.

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Big oil on campus: How US universities are ‘colonized’ by the fossil fuel industry

Students at Princeton describe unease that Exxon employee had an office on campus, while dozens of universities have big oil links.

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Fossil fuel companies donated $700m to US universities over 10 years

Funding at 27 universities can shift not just research agendas, but also policy in the direction the industry prefers, report says
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Global response to climate will 'change the world over the next 75 years,' Columbia business school dean says

Institutions from governments and banks to consumer-facing companies have started to pivot toward decarbonizing global economies. However, business schools have been criticized for being slow to respond.

‘No hope for science in Russia’: the academics trying to flee to the west

‘No hope for science in Russia’: the academics trying to flee to the west

Russian scientists are turning to partners abroad to help them escape, but face an uncertain future even if successful