IU administrators say they will host another meeting with students early next week.
University officials say the IU coal plant is ahead of EPA regulations.
Currently, algae can do no more than inch IU forward in its long path toward eliminating its carbon emissions.
The Campus Master Plan calls for a move toward carbon, and by extension climate, neutrality. But that idea is an abstract notion at this point.
IU can’t begin to think about joining the climate neutrality club without a significant change in its stance toward burning coal on campus.
Last fall, the Sierra Club began pressuring a handful of college campuses to end their use of coal. Indiana University, with its heating Plant, was targeted.