September 13, 2016

I'd like to believe that this symbolizes removing the stain of Ailes' odious legacy from the American political landscape, but Fox News is still on the air, with or without Roger Ailes.

Source: Athens News

Ohio University President Roderick McDavis announced at Faculty Senate Monday evening that the university will remove former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes' name from the entrance to a WOUB Public Media newsroom in Athens.

McDavis said the university will return the $500,000 donation that Ailes gave to OU to fund renovation of a student and faculty used WOUB Public Media newsroom on the third floor of the Radio-Technology Communication Building. With a number of sexual harassment allegations against Ailes, and his sudden departure from Fox News, McDavis said he decided removal of Ailes' name was the "most appropriate action."

McDavis, speaking before Faculty Senate, said that he believes removing Ailes' name from the newsroom is an "appropriate decision" in line with OU's "principle beliefs" as a university.

As of mid-Monday evening, it appeared that most of the signage outside of the newsroom had been removed, although traces remained of the lettering and plaque. WOUB Public Media tweeted a photo with the caption, "Enough said. #Respect #Journalism #PublicMedia."

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