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North Carolina school makes donation to women’s college

February 2, 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — The president of a North Carolina university says his school is making a $1 million donation to a historically black women’s college trying not to lose its accreditation.

High Point University president Nido Qubein announced Friday that his school would make the contribution to Bennett College in nearby Greensboro. Qubein said the donation was approved by his school’s faculty and trustees.

Bennett set a Friday deadline to raise $5 million to stave off losing its status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The school said it would accept donations through the weekend and would hold a news conference on Monday to announce the final total.

Last week, the CEO of Papa John’s announced the pizza chain would donate $500,000 to the Bennett fundraising efforts.

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