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Sun Aug 5, 2018, 04:15 PM

Purdue University removes John Schnatter name from building, offers to return $8 million donation

Source: ABC News

Purdue University removes John Schnatter name from building, offers to return $8 million donation

By COURTNEY HAN Aug 5, 2018, 7:13 AM ET

Purdue University has dropped Papa Johnís founder John Schnatterís name from a building at the school and offered to return a multi-million dollar donation from the embattled pizza chain founderís charity, according to a statement from the school.

Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board for Papa Johnís in July after Forbes reported that he used the N-word during a May conference call. He now says stepping down was a "mistake." He had already been removed as CEO for comments made while discussing the national anthem protests in the NFL last year.

The Purdue building, once called the John H. Schnatter Center for Economic Research, will now revert back to the Purdue University Research Center in Economics. The building was named after Schnatter when his foundation donated $8 million to the school in April 2018, said a statement from Purdue economics professor John Umbeck.

ďThe board believes this action is necessary to avoid distraction from the centerís work, counterproductive division on the campus, and any inference of any deviation from the universityís often stated stance on tolerance and racial relations,Ē read a statement from Purdue.

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Sun Aug 5, 2018, 04:18 PM

1. Good for them.

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Sun Aug 5, 2018, 04:40 PM

2. About friggin time one of these Schools stood up.

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Sun Aug 5, 2018, 07:48 PM

3. Ball State is keeping it

My Alma Mater -

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