Author: Duke Cheston

Duke Cheston is a reporter and writer for the Pope Center.

Divesting from Oil, Gas and Political Reality

The growing fossil-fuel divestment movement on campus is the “first effective opposition” to the fossil fuel industry, according to writer and activist Bill McKibben. Across the country, students alarmed about climate change are urging their colleges to disinvest their endowment funds (“divest”) from petroleum-extracting companies. They have been garnering headlines in recent months, and, according […]

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In Hard Times, Diversity Bureaucracies Do Well

By Duke Cheston Originally Posted from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy About a year and a half ago, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro attempted to hire a new chief diversity officer. The university sought an administrator who would focus on increasing appreciation for racial differences on campus–even though UNCG already had […]

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