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The University of Alabama Will Return $26.5 Million After the Donor Denounced the State’s Abortion Law

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The University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees voted to return a recent $21.5 million gift from the university’s largest donor after the philanthropist called on students to boycott the school over the state’s severe abortion ban, local media reported Friday.

The vote wrapped up a two-week conflict between the university and Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old Florida real estate investor and lawyer whose pledge in September to donate a record $26.5 million led the university to praise this generosity publicly and rename its law school after him; it has been the “Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law” since last fall. He has already given $21 million, which the university will now return and revert the school’s name to the University of Alabama School of Law. Friday afternoon, the university removed Culverhouse’s name from display.

Breaking: UA officials took The name of Hugh Culverhouse Jr off the University of Alabama school of law sign pic.twitter.com/3wZDyU19C6

The university system has denied that its decision is a........

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