University Bans Golf Team From Practicing at Trump Doral
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Donald Trump's controversial politics have already led to condemnation from a whole slew of companies, foreign governments and rights organizations.
Add a college university and its golf team to the list.
Barry University, a private, Catholic school in Miami, has barred its men's golf team from practicing at Trump Doral, citing a policy that bans the school from engaging in business relationships with companies that violate the university’s "core commitments of inclusive community and/or social justice." It was specifically Trump’s campaign rhetoric that led administrators to launch the new ban, according to the Campus Reform.
"As a practice, Barry University does not engage in business relationships where senior leadership of a company takes a public position or the company’s guiding principles are antithetical to the university’s core commitments of inclusive community and/or social justice," Sara Herald, the vice president for institutional advancement and external affairs, told the Campus Reform. "This practice, which has been in place for some time, is not political, as we do not take positions relative to candidates. We seek only to ensure fulfillment of our values through our institutional business-related ventures and expenditures."
Some of the student golfers at Barry are disappointed not to have access to the world-class courses at Doral. The men’s golf team won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2013 and 2014.