Spelman Cosby Suspends Cosby Endowed Professorship
One of the nation’s most prestigious historically black colleges is distancing itself from Bill Cosby.
Spelman College which previously received $20 million from Cosby and his wife Camille, is suspending a professorship that carries his name.
The Cosby Chair for the Humanities, a prestigious endowed professorship at Spelman College, funded in part by a $20 million gift that Bill and Camille Cosby gave to the school in the 1980s, has been suspended indefinitely while the comedian and actor deals with almost daily allegations of sexual assaults.
The all-female school confirmed the decision late Sunday after sources tipped off The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship was established to bring positive attention and accomplished visiting scholars to Spelman College in order to enhance our intellectual, cultural and creative life,” a school spokeswoman said. “The current context prevents us from continuing to meet these objectives fully. Consequently, we will suspend the program until such time that the original goals can again be met.”
Audrey Arthur, a spokeswoman for the college, said officials at the 133-year-old school would not comment further.
Can you blame administration at an all girls school for wanting to step away from an accused rapist???
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