BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A private prison company has withdrawn a $6 million donation to Florida Atlantic University in exchange for naming rights to the school's stadium.
The Palm Beach Postreports the offer was withdrawn Monday evening by GEO Group of Boca Raton.
The announcement of the naming rights deal was met by outrage from students and pro-immigrant activists in South Florida in February.
The school's faculty senate approved a resolution last week opposing the deal and the student government was planning to address the issue this week,
The Palm Beach County-based university had announced it would rename the stadium to GEO Group Stadium in exchange for the donation to the school's athletic department. The gift was a 12-year commitment with annual payments of $500,000.
GEO's chairman is an FAU alumnus.