Martin Bourqui of the Responsible Endowments Coalition has a blog post up on the Huffington Post today entitled “How Harvard is Ignoring the Failures of Our System — and Why We Can’t Any Longer.”
He writes about the Harvard Management Company’s pressure to drop Joshua Humphrey’s from last week’s UC Town Hall, noting,
the truth this fiasco exposes about Higher Education, Inc., and its attitude towards how to run an educational institution, must inform the work of creating the just and sustainable institutions our society needs.
He also writes,
No shiny-new LEED-certified building, no Presidents’ Climate Commitment, and no US Newsranking will change the truth that all of our schools are investing in a wide variety of unsustainable and unjust corporate misdeeds. We can either continue to ignore the catastrophic failure of our system, or we can begin to address it like adults — ones with serious responsibilities to our environment and to each other.
You can read the entire article online at huffingtonpost.com.