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Students at Ohio U. Vote to Remove FOX News Founder’s Name From Building

Students at Ohio U. Vote to Remove FOX News Founder’s Name From Building

Looking for any excuse.

A media center/news room at Ohio University was named for Roger Ailes because he made a donation of $500,000 to the school. Ailes is an alum.

The recent sexual harassment case means he should be erased from history, according to some students.

The College Fix reports:

Ohio U. building named after Fox News founder must be renamed immediately, students vote

Ohio University student leaders are responding to the generosity of a famous alumnus by trying to get his name removed from a school building.

Because of the sexual harassment allegations that led to his sudden resignation from Fox News, former chairman and CEO Roger Ailes should not continue to be honored as the namesake of the WOUB Public Media newsroom, according to the Graduate Student Senate.

It voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the school to remove Ailes’ name from the newsroom. A local socialist group also is pressuring the university to dump Ailes to show it’s serious about fighting “the campus rape crisis.”

The WOUB newsroom was named after Ailes, a 1962 graduate and former WOUB station manager, after he donated $500,000 toward its renovation as a technologically advanced facility in 2007.

The gift provided a “quantum leap” to the newsroom, which had not been upgraded since the 1960s, by doubling its size, its news director said at the time. Ailes has also provided scholarships to journalism students at the university since 1994.


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