Update: It seems the University's administration has rejected the student government's notion that CFA should be banned, as it has included the restaurant chain in preliminary negotiations.
University of Nebraska at Kearney administration today announced it is moving forward with student-identified restaurants and beginning preliminary negotiations with those interested in locating in the Nebraskan Student Union.
Those moving forward will be Chick-fil-A, Raising Canes, Panda Express, IHOP, A&W, sbarro, and Johnny Rockets. These restaurants are allowed in the Union under the university’s agreement with its food services contractor Chartwells, and were preferred by students. [...]
“There has been a lot of dialogue and discussion about restaurants and options over the past weeks, along with a lot of emotional debate, much of which is outside the realm of the intent of the polling,” said Kelly Bartling, UNK assistant vice chancellor for communication and community relations.
“The primary consideration, after obtaining student feedback, is to look at the business end: market potential and needs for these corporations, renovation costs, and ultimately what is feasible financially. This is what the administration is doing now.”
Apparently the Left’s furor over Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s views about traditional marriage has not subsided.
Complaints from some students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney have resulted in a reversal of the school’s decision to bring the fast food chain to campus. This, mind you, is after a majorityvote in favor of welcoming CFA to the campus student union. Critics argued that Cathy’s viewpoints and the values of CFA would be offensive to homosexuals.
Unfortunately, the University’s student president Evan Calhoun caved.
“When we learned more about Chick-fil-A and its corporate values and discriminatory policies, and after hearing these concerns raised by a section of our student body, we concluded that these corporate values are not aligned with our values as a student body, and it is not in the best interest of our UNK community to pursue Chick-fil-A right now,” Calhoun wrote on Facebook in response to the students’ complaints.
UNK is the latest school to oppose bringing the fast food restaurant to campus since Cathy defended traditional marriage back in 2012. Students at Elon University attempted (unsuccessfully) to ban CFA from their school that same year, while students at Johns Hopkins University banned the restaurant chain to prevent microaggression against its students in 2015.
Welcome to higher education in the age of tolerance.