Southern Poly students rally against proposed merger with Kennesaw

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Opponents of a new plan to merge Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University protested at a 4 p.m. forum with the college presidents and 6 p.m. rally on the Southern Poly campus Monday.

The merged school would carry the Kennesaw State name.

The plan has riled students and alums of Southern Poly, which is in Marietta. On a new Facebook page – KEEP SPSU True – students argue that it’s a mistake to create a mega school of 31,000 students. Opponents have also createda Change.org petition, which had 2,557 signatures as of 9:45 a.m. Monday.

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