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University Beverage Vendor Contract Review

Loyola University Chicago’s contract with its provider of beverage services, Coca-Cola, is set to expire on July 31, 2008. A committee of staff members from various departments is reviewing proposals submitted by Coca-Cola and other beverage service companies. There has been an open debate on our campus related to Coca-Cola’s alleged human-rights violations in developing nations. Information on this topic, including perspectives from both sides, is available on the following Web sites: http://killercoke.org and www.cokefacts.com.

A resolution passed by the Unified Student Government Association (USGA) on October 23, 2007, asks that the committee delay its decision so that University-wide educational efforts can continue and interested parties can offer more input to the selection committee. This request has been granted. The committee will extend the timeline for discussions and presentations highlighting both sides of this important issue. The original deadline for a final recommendation was October 29, 2007. It will now be extended to November 16, 2007.

Comments and questions related to this issue may be submitted to beverages@luc.edu.
All messages will be reviewed by the committee.

Tim McGuriman
Associate Vice President for Business Services




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