The University of Michigan stopped and then resumed buying products from Coca-Cola.
News, press releases and propoganda
- University of Michigan Falls Prey to Another Coca-Cola PR Scam, Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, April 17, 2006
The University of Michigan, apparently without even checking Coke’s claims, immediately issued a statement that said it would resume purchases of Coca-Cola products that was suspended in January. The decision was made by Mr. Slottow without any consultation with students or the University’s Dispute Review Board (DRB). “Mr. Slottow has done a real disservice to students and the entire University of Michigan community, as well as to workers and communities in Colombia and India,” said Ray Rogers, director of the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke. “He and his advisors have foolishly failed to check out Coke’s claims or the close relationships that already exist between Coke and its so-called ‘third party investigators’.”
- Arbor Update
- U. of Michigan Becomes 10th College to Join Boycott of Coke, The New York Times, December 31, 2005
- University ends boycott of Coke, The New York Times, April 12, 2006