BRUNSWICK – Bowdoin College students prompted a sit-in at the president’s office Wednesday in an effort to encourage the campus to divest from fossil fuels.
Students had set-up shop outside of president Barry Mills’ office, saying they plan to stay overnight and into Thursday until their message of climate justice is heard.
Students say the campus should side with the interests of students instead of an industry.
It’s a conversation that began last October when students met with Bowdoin trustees but didn’t go any further.
The campus says president Mills believes the College should focus its effort on education and effective action to quote- “Confront the very real negative consequences of climate change.”