Fox CEO’s Name Coming Down at OU Paper

Ohio University President Roderick McDavis announced Monday that former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’s name would be coming down from the school’s WOUB newsroom. “The distraction from the teaching of the Scripps College of Communication has weighed heavily on my mind as I deliberated over the sustained effect on our university community should we continue to have our newsroom named for Mr. Ailes,” McDavis said. “Given the allegations against Mr. Ailes, the circumstances surrounding his departure from Fox News, I’ve decided to return his gift and remove his name.” The newsroom was dedicated to Ailes, an alumnus of the school, after he gave $500,000 in 2007.

But the university has also offered its Roger E. Ailes Restricted Scholarship since the mid-1990s.

When asked by The Daily Beast if the scholarship is being renamed now, the Ohio University spokeswoman said, “No.”

“Regarding the scholarship, the administration is evaluating how to proceed in a manner that does not disadvantage students currently receiving the scholarship,” Ohio U's Carly Glick told The Daily Beast in an email Monday night.

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