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University Chancellor Pressured to Sell Tobacco Stock


Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, has made some hasty adjustments to her stock portfolio after the New York Times inquired into her tobacco holdings. She says she has now imposed “values screening” on her personal investments.

Dr. Desmond-Hellmann is a physician. Furthermore, as chancellor, she oversees the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the university. In the past, the Center has harshly criticized the very company whose stock the chancellor owned.


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