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Bill Cosby's Name Removed From Historically Black University In Ohio

Following over 40 allegations of sexual assault, Central State University in Ohio has removed the comedian's name from one of their buildings.

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Central State University, a historically black college in Wilberforce, Ohio, announced Friday it is permanently removing Bill Cosby's name from a building following the multiple allegations of sexual assault made against the comedian.

According to the Associated Press, the school put a temporary cover over the name of the Camille O. & William H. Cosby Communications Center building in July, but in the coming weeks the letters will be removed entirely and replaced with "SCU Communications Center."

The building was named after the comedian when his family donated over $2 million to the school.

The Communications Center building is home to journalism and "mass media" classes, among other communications classes. The university offers a B.A. degree in both Print Journalism and Broadcast Media.

After a video of comedian Hannibal Buress accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting women went viral last year, over 40 women have come forward to accuse the star of sexual assault. The alleged assaults date back as far as the late 1960s, including the assault of a 15-year-old.

In a deposition uncovered by the New York Times in July, Cosby admitted to giving women in whom he was interested drugs including quaaludes and Benadryl – though he denied giving them surreptitiously. He also said he used his fame, money, and connections to seduce women.

Cosby has not been charged in any of the cases.

In a statement to the AP, Central State President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond remarked that the situation was "troublesome and disappointing to all."

Central State did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.

Ema O'Connor is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

Contact Ema O'Connor at ema.oconnor@buzzfeed.com.

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