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Chick-Fil-A Run Off Boston's Northeastern University

Chick-Fil-A Run Off Boston's Northeastern University

After Northeastern University's student senate voted overwhelmingly to ban Chick-fil-A from campus, school officials cancelled a pending contract with the Atlanta-based fast food chain that's given millions to antigay causes. Northeastern was considering allowing Chick-fil-A to open a restaurant at the newly renovated student center, but a petition opposing the chain soon gained 300 student signatures.

After Northeastern University's student senate voted overwhelmingly to ban Chick-fil-A from campus, school officials cancelled a pending contract with the Atlanta-based fast food chain that's given millions to antigay causes. Northeastern was considering allowing Chick-fil-A to open a restaurant at the newly renovated student center, but a petition opposing the chain soon gained 300 student signatures. 


Then on Monday, the student senate voted 31 to 5, with eight abstentions, to oppose Chick-fil-A setting up shop. The university quickly cancelled the chain’s contract, much to the surprise of some students. The school sent out a press release that didn’t dance around the fact that Chick-fil-A was not welcome because it's donated to antigay causes through its charitable arm, Winshape.

“We are proud of the decision that affirms our university’s commitment to be an inclusive, diverse community that is respectful of all,” college spokeswoman Renata Nyul said in a statement. Read more here.

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Neal Broverman