Student Protest Forces School to Talk Stadium Deal With Prison Giant
It's been a hectic week for students at Florida Atlantic University. Recently, the school announced that it had sold its football stadium naming rights to GEO Group, the nation's largest operator of private prisons. The school's board of trustees approved the deal earlier this month, and it's estimated that the school will receive $6 million over the next twelve years. It's reportedly the largest one-time gift that the school's athletic department has ever received.
That money is of little comfort to students at the school who oppose the move. This week, they've staged a number of protests, including a sit-in at University President Jane Saunders' office.
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