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Spelman College suspends its Cosby professorship

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Comedian and actor Bill Cosby. AP photo Comedian and actor Bill Cosby. AP photo

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by more than two dozen women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them.

Spelman College is the latest school to disassociate itself from Cosby.

Spelman says in a statement that the program was established in the name of Cosby and his wife, Camille, to bring positive attention and scholars to the campus.

In the statement, the college says the current situation "prevents us from continuing to meet these objectives fully" and the program will be suspended until the goals can again be met.

Cosby has denied the allegations, but he has been mostly silent about the accusations.

Meanwhile, another Cosby performance was canceled, this time in Houston. Organizers say there is intent to reschedule, though no new date has been announced.

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