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Harvard declines student group’s call to divest oil and gas stocks

Despite pressure from climate change activists, Harvard officials said Friday that it is unlikely the university will divest its holdings in fossil fuel stocks.

A Harvard spokesman declined to speak to the Globe on the record. But a statement issued by Harvard said the university’s Corporation Committee on Shareholder Responsibility plans to meet with members of Students for a Just and Stable Future, a group that advocates for fossil fuel divestment and clean energy.

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