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Compromise In Cross Controversy


March 7, 2007

After a massive public outcry over the removal of a brass cross from the Wren Chapel, the cross is coming back.

The cross was removed back in November because of a decision made by school president Gene Nichol to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths.

After months of criticism Nichol created a committee to study the role of religion at public universities. The committee came to a compromise between Nichol's plan and his critics.

The committee recommended Tuesday that the cross be prominently displayed in the chapel in a glass case along with a plaque explaining the school's Anglican roots.

The cross had been on the altar since about 1940.


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