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

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One of the core demands in recent days by pro-Palestinian student groups at a university in the United States has been for the school to withdraw investment funds from companies alleged to be profiting from Israel’s military action in Gaza. The student groups have submitted a formal proposal calling for divestment from weapons manufacturers and tech companies that do business with Israel’s government. This is not the first time the university has faced divestment demands, with similar requests made in the past for various causes. The university has a history of student activism and has previously established a committee on socially responsible investing. Students are continuing to push for the adoption of the divestment proposal.