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Bill Cosby Donates to College

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May 20, 2005 | 11:39am EDT

Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, have boosted a troubled college's morale, after handing over a $600,000 gift.

Over the past month, North Carolina's Bennett College for Women president Johnnetta Cole announced a 10 per cent cut in the school's work force, resigned as president and then changed her mind and decided to stay.

On May 18, as she stood in front of the school's chapel to announce the Cosby gift, a smiling Cole told the crowd of about 150 students, staff and faculty, "Bennett is fine and I am fine with Bennett."

In all, says Cole, the Cosbys have given the college $800,000 this fiscal year, some of which will be used to start a 'Cosby Scholars' program.

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