“even less pleased with the impression that Purdue’s administration ignored their concerns out of hand”
The left’s obsession with Chick-fil-A is ridiculous. And these are faculty members, not students.
The Journal and Courier reports:
Purdue faculty fights back against university’s support for Chick-fil-A on campus
Not happy that Chick-fil-A was coming to the West Lafayette campus – and even less pleased with the impression that Purdue’s administration ignored their concerns out of hand – faculty on the University Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday on measure saying that all commercial ventures on campus should “uphold the same values” the university lists for itself.
The vote from faculty representatives came a little more than month after Purdue stood by plans to bring a Chick-fil-A to a new residence hall in 2020 after being lobbied by students, despite the University Senate’s leanings and persistent concerns among some on campus about the chicken sandwich restaurant CEO’s stances and company donations to groups seen as anti-LGBTQ.
The word from President Mitch Daniels’ administration seemed to clip the conversation that faculty had insisted wasn’t just about Chick-fil-A when a statement from Hovde Hall dismissed the issue before the University Senate had a chance to vote on the matter.
Purdue’s statement, coming the same week the University Senate took up the matter in September: “While we respect and protect the rights of all to express their opinions at Purdue, this clarification is intended to reassure our students and others that this long-requested dining option will not be taken from them and to dispel any impression that Purdue would ever seriously consider such an action.”
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