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Princeton University Dissociation & Divestment

On Thursday, September 29th, Princeton University announced a commitment to divest and dissociate from 90 oil and gas companies, severing both endowment ties and research partnerships with parts of the fossil fuel industry."

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International Protests for Fossil Free Research Call Out Big Oil’s Grip on Academia

Across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, students are rising up to demand that their universities protect climate research against the dangerous influence of fossil fuel industry funding. The actions mark the beginning of four International Days of Action for the surging Fossil Free Research movement. As the COP27 climate talks see a record number of fossil fuel industry lobbyists, student activists are making clear that universities should not reward companies engaged in climate subterfuge with a seat at the table in climate research."

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New Report: Select Universities Received Over $676 Million from Fossil Fuel Companies, Including for Climate-related Research

A new report by Data for Progress and Fossil Free Research finds that 27 leading climate research universities have received over $676 million from major fossil fuel companies, presenting a serious conflict of interest, especially for academic climate change research."

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