You might be wondering if attitudes have changed at Florida Atlantic University after 10 weeks of awful publicity. That depends on whose attitude.
On April 16, the FAU board of trustees met for the first time since The GEO Group, a private prison and detention company, withdrew its $6 million offer to name the university’s football stadium. After FAU announced the deal on Feb. 19, the “step on Jesus” controversy also brought the wrong kind of attention, mostly from the university’s mangled reaction. To top things off, FAU professor James Tracy — who on a personal blog had suggested that the Newtown, Conn., school shooting was a government exercise — already had questioned the Boston Marathon bombing, which happened the day before the trustees gathered.
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