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NYU Won’t Remove Anti-Gay Restaurant from Campus

Hillary Dworkoski doesn’t like Chick-fil-A, and it has nothing to do with the food they serve.

The freshman at NYU boycotted the fast food restaurant located on campus after she heard that it financially supports anti-gay groups. She started an online petition, which currently has more than 10,000 signatures, to remove the restaurant from campus.

“NYU prides itself on being a diverse, open and inclusive campus community,” Dworski stated in her petition. “That’s one of the major reasons why I enrolled at NYU as a freshman last fall. Unfortunately, maintaining a contract with an anti-gay vendor like Chick-fil-A undermines what makes this university so great.”

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College Grad Protests Sallie Mae Fees

student loansStudent loan borrowers are furious at Sallie Mae. The largest provider of student loans in the U.S. charges a $50 forbearance fee to unemployed borrowers. Those who can’t pay the $50 are put into default.

The unemployment fee has college grads and students fighting the system with a popular petition. With 50,000 supporters in all 50 states, the campaign at Change.org has the country listening.

Stef Gray, a student loan borrower through Sallie Mae and a recent grad from a public college, heads the campaign at Change.org.

“What Sallie Mae is doing is wrong,” Gray said. “My loan already grows by more than $1,000 in interest every three months when it’s in forbearance, and I pay almost 10% in interest because my parents weren’t alive to cosign my loans.”

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