BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders has agreed to conduct a public meeting on campus to discuss the school’s recent decision to accept a $6 million donation from the private prison corporation GEO Group of Boca Raton, which pledged the money in exchange for naming rights on the school’s football stadium.
The announcement came Monday after 40 students conducted a two-hour sit-in at Saunders’ office, demanding that the university rescind the agreement. After negotiations, Saunders emerged from her office for a brief meeting with the protesters, who have accused the GEO Group of human rights violations at its facilities, some of which are in Florida.
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