Bill Cosby Spelman College dismisses comedian's professorship

According to the New York Times, the Cosbys have had a long relationship with Spelman, a historically black women’s college in Atlanta.

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Bill Cosby's professorship has been dropped by the Spelman College, a university spokeswoman said.

After suspending the professorship last year in the wake of mounting accusations of sexual assault against Mr. Cosby, the college terminated the program and returned the related funds to the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation, the spokeswoman, Audrey Arthur, said in a brief statement. The foundation was established by Mr. Cosby’s wife, Camille.

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Bill Cosby (l.) and Spelman College president Dr. Beverly Tatum in 2006

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According to the New York Times, the Cosbys have had a long relationship with Spelman, a historically black women’s college in Atlanta. Two of Mr. Cosby’s daughters, Erika and Evin, attended the college, as did Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.''

n 1996, Bill Cosby (l) Johnnetta Cole, president of Spelman (c) and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby (r) shared a moment after the unveiling of the plaque honoring Cosby's contribution to build the Cosby Academic Center at Spelman. play

n 1996, Bill Cosby (l) Johnnetta Cole, president of Spelman (c) and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby (r) shared a moment after the unveiling of the plaque honoring Cosby's contribution to build the Cosby Academic Center at Spelman.

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Bill and Camille Cosby donated $20 million to the college in 1988. At the time, the gift was the largest single contribution to a black college. The funds were reportedly used in part to build the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center.

Spelman officials did not immediately respond to email and phone inquiries about whether the name of the building would be changed.

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Several other colleges have also cut ties with Mr. Cosby in the last year, including his alma maters, Temple University, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

FYI, Mr. Cosby has never been charged with a crime and has repeatedly denied the accusations of sexual assault, now leveled by nearly 35 women.

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