Bill Cosby’s Name Stripped From Building at Historically Black College

Ohio’s Central State University distances itself from scandal-plagued comedian

Last Updated: September 11, 2015 @ 1:27 PM

Bill Cosby may be a ubiquitous presence in the headlines these days, but here’s one place you won’t be seeing his name anymore: the communications building at Central State University.

The historically black university in Wilberforce, Ohio, has renamed its communications center as allegations against the scandal-plagued comedian continue to mount. The school rechristened the Camille O. and William H. Cosby Mass Communication Center to the CSU Mass Communication Center.

In July, as accusations continued to mount against the comedian, the school decided to cover up Cosby’s name while it made its final decision, according to the Associated Press.

Cosby has donated more than $2 million to the school, the AP said.

Since late last year, Cosby has been hit with a barrage of accusations leveled by women who claim that the former “Cosby Show” star had raped or sexually assaulted them. Many of the women also claimed that Cosby drugged them before the alleged violations.

As a result, Cosby has been hit with a number of career setbacks, including NBC’s shelving of a proposed comedy that it had been developing as a vehicle for Cosby. He’s also been slapped with multiple lawsuits.

The academic sector, too, has been distancing itself from the comedian. In addition to CSU’s decision, New York University has removed his name from a film workshop for high school students.