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Brown Not Expected to Act on Divestment This Week

Brown Not Expected to Act on Divestment This Week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Brown University's governing body isn't expected to act on the issue of divestment at its business meeting this week despite a student campaign pushing for a vote.
A spokeswoman says the school doesn't anticipate The Corporation will take action at its annual May meeting scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
Members of the Brown Divest Coal Campaign have been invited to speak at the meeting. The group has been pushing the corporation to support divestment. They held a mock vote on campus earlier this month.
An advisory committee on corporate responsibility has recommended that the university divest from the largest coal companies.
Students in the group say that nearly 3,000 undergraduates and hundreds of alumni and faculty have signed a petition supporting divestment.

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