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Phoenix Uprising

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 6:42 AM
1. Elon is a private institution, and it should be allowed to do more or less what it pleases. 2. Private status doesn't protect it from criticism, however. Elon has a long history of academic mediocrity, and it's managed by fools. N.B. parents of college-bound children.
evie10 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:54 PM
And, as pointed out - takes "public" money which makes it our business what it is doing. But really, the silliness of the idea of "in the guise of open-ness and inclusivness, we're going to NOT include these companies - "stupid is as stupid does"comes to mind.
David1334 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:43 AM
Be careful with comments regarding academic mediocrity. With the exception of a certain professor of Criminal Justice, UNC-Wilmington shares that tradition.
gwharpo Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:07 AM
That will not fly. It was tried during the civil rights days and the courts struck it down.
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:06 AM
If companies are made to sign an agreement in order to take the mark of the beast necessary to buy and sell in a community, giving up their God given right to free speech, hopefully, no one will sign it.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:28 AM
Hard to argue with that, Matt.

Elon University has now ceased to be a serious institution of higher learning. In fact, it no longer deserves to be called a university in the wake of its decision to create a new Vendor Policy Study Committee. The committee, which was created by Elon's Board of Trustees in October, is part of a response to efforts to ban Chick-fil-A from the Elon campus. Its very existence shows that Elon cannot expeditiously handle simple issues concerning tolerance and inclusion. Instead, it legitimates bigotry by giving serious consideration to anti-religious zealots who would best be ignored.

Elon's 15-member committee is made up...