Another university boots the pizza retailer; John Schnatter calls his resignation a "mistake."
To date, 20 athletic organizations — from collegiate sports to professional sport leagues (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL) — have cut ties with Papa John's after founder and former CEO John Schnatter's N-word comments on a conference call. The severing included renaming stadiums and discontinuing or suspending promotions and partnerships.
On April 8, Humana participated in the university's suicide prevention event, which raised nearly $10,000.
Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). In order to cover gaps in funding for research and suicide prevention, AFSP hosts Out of the Darkness walks on high school and college campuses around the country.
Yale, Brown and NYU have stated their goals, but time will tell how they hold up in the long run.
A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherst and Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff resignations. These incidents have sparked campus conversations as well as initiatives from the universities to promote diversity. Recently, Yale, Brown and NYU have made headlines for their efforts by committing a significant increase in funds for a diverse faculty as well as more on-campus resources.
Former Dean of Claremont McKenna College Mary Spellman resigned last week as more college students confront racial tensions on their campuses.
Yet another college official has resigned following protests from students speaking out against racial injustices on campus.