Chick-fil-A to Stay on Emory Campus

Dean of Campus Life Dr. Ajay Nair said the Chick-fil-A location on campus will remain open despite a difference in “values.”

administrator said Wednesday the Chick-fil-A location on campus will remain open despite a difference in “values” between the fast-food chain and the university.

The Georgia-based fast food chain has a location at , the campus food court.

"Recent public statements by Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, do not reflect Emory’s values as an institution," Ajay Nair, dean of campus life, wrote in a statement.

"Emory University has a long history of creating access, inclusion, and equity for Emory’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students, faculty, staff and alumni. Nevertheless, freedom of expression and an open exchange of ideas are also central tenets of the Emory community.

"Emory therefore respects the right of people to express their disagreement with Mr. Cathy by not patronizing Chick-fil-A."

Cathy’s statements against same sex marriage sparked wide-spread controversy, including a debate .

Do agree with the decision to keep Chick-fil-A on campus at Emory? Tell us in the comments.


FM Fats August 02, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I wonder when the lease expires. Might be a different story by then. It will hinge on whether this whole flap is more than a faint memory.
LHam August 02, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Is this administrator spokesperson, Ajay Nair, transparent enough to let us know how much CFA has given to Emory?


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