Education: Keeping Score

Divestment totals creep up

All spring on campus, if the fuss was familiar, so was the issue: divestment. At Harvard, students boycotted classes for a day and picketed the trustees. So did students at Brandeis. At Columbia they staged guerrilla theater protest shows; at Yale, angry students confronted the university's governing corporation. As they have for years, demonstrators here and there around the U.S. were demanding that their colleges sell all stock in South Africa-related industry. Their charge: the $1.75 billion (17% of South Africa's foreign capital) invested by 350 U.S. companies in the apartheid nation and the...

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