Thursday, February 24, 2005
Students at Rutgers University in New Brunswick are holding a public meeting today to decide who’ll get the school's 10-year soft drink contract. Under the previous contract, signed in 1994, Coca-Cola paid the University $1 million a year to be the exclusive beverage provider. The local AAUP chapter, however, has condemned Coca-Cola for its alleged labor practices in Colombia.
Some students, however, just want a choice. One noted that offering Coke but not Pepsi would be at odds with the University philosophy—"We are supposed to be about diversity," he said.