TUSCALOOSA Ala AP – A top donor to the Univers

first_imgTUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – A top donor to the University of Alabama says he believes the school is punishing him after he called on students to boycott enrolling at the university in response to the state’s new abortion ban.The university’s board of trustees voted Friday to return the $21 million gift to Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. and remove his name from the school of law. They say he made “numerous demands” regarding the operation of the school and that the decision had nothing to do with his call for a boycott.Culverhouse, a 70-year-old Florida businessman, says he thinks the trustees reasoning is a “convenient lie,” adding that he believes they knew exactly what his expectations were when he made the gift in September.READ MORETop Alabama Donor Says Students Should Boycott, School Returns His Money: May 29, 2019Alabama Law School Named After Generous Donor: Sept. 20, 2018The University of Alabama School of Law is back.Today the college’s Board of Trustees voted to return Hugh Culverhouse Jr.’s $21.5 million donation and restore the school’s name. After Culverhouse’s donation in September, the school was named the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law.But recent contention between Culverhouse and the Board of Trustees led to today’s decision.WVUA 23 is a service of the University of Alabama.TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on University of Alabama decision to return record donation (all times local):10 a.m.University of Alabama trustees have voted to return a record $21.5 million to a donor who called for a boycott after the state passed a hardline anti-abortion law.Real estate investor and lawyer Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. says he has no doubt this is about his abortion remarks.But university officials say the dispute has to do with his attempts to dictate how his donation is to be used. They say the 70-year-old Culverhouse made “numerous demands” regarding the operation of the school.The trustees also voted to strip Culverhouse’s name from the law school.___University of Alabama trustees are meeting Friday morning to decide whether to return a $21.5 million gift by a philanthropist who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state’s new abortion ban.Real estate investor and lawyer Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. says he has no doubt this is about his abortion remarks.But university officials say the dispute has to do with his attempts to dictate how his donation is to be used. They say the 70-year-old made “numerous demands” regarding the operation of the school.The trustees will also decide whether to strip Culverhouse’s name from the law school.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)6/7/2019 10:01:33 AM (GMT -5:00)last_img read more