Harvard students urge school to pull investments that support prisons

September 5, 2019 | NBCNews.com

The rare opportunity to confront Harvard University’s president presented itself last Valentine’s Day, and a group of five students pounced on the chance.

During an open office hour with President Lawrence S. Bacow, the students asked him: How much of Harvard’s almost $40 billion endowment is invested in companies that profit from the mass incarceration of Americans? And would he commit to withdrawing the school’s investment funds from prisons and related companies?

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