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Fossil Fuel Divestment versus Institutional Neutrality: A North Carolina Test Case

Institutional neutrality means that universities should avoid taking official political stands at the institutional level, such as divestment from fossil fuels, since such actions tend to pressure faculty and students holding contrary views into silence. This is particularly true for public universities such as the University of North Carolina Asheville, for they belong to every citizen of the state.