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Columbia student protestors are demanding ‘divestment.' Here's what the university has divested from in the past

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One of the demands made by pro-Palestinian student groups at Columbia University is for the school to withdraw investment funds from companies they claim are profiting from Israel’s military action in Gaza. The request includes divesting endowment funds from weapons manufacturers and tech companies that do business with Israel’s government. Columbia University has a history of student activism and divestment movements. Students have submitted a formal proposal for divestment related to Israel, and the university’s undergraduate school has voted to support it. Columbia has a history of divesting from various causes, including companies doing business in South Africa and private prison companies.