Chick-fil-A Chased Off Boston's Northeastern University
BY Neal Broverman
February 29 2012 4:40 PM ET
After Northeastern University's student senate voted overwhelmingly to
ban Chick-fil-A from campus, school officials canceled 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 canceled 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.