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News & Notes: Email declaring Yale's divestment was a prank

Select members of the Yale community received an email on Monday afternoon declaring the university’s decision to divest its assets from fossil fuel companies.

The Yale Daily News reported that Yale University Secretary Kimberly Goff-Crews confirmed the email was “not an official Yale communication.”

The email appeared to be sent by “Kenneth Wilkinson, Yale Corporation Committee on Investor Responsibility.” The Yale Daily News could not find any link to the university.

The text of the email described a divestment plan which would last 10 years. In the email, the author cited the student referendum through Yale’s College Council. 83 percent of students who voted did so in favor of divestment.

The email was sent the day before Earth Day.

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