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OSU to Name ER after A&F

English: The image of Abercrombie & Fitch today.

The image of Abercrombie & Fitch today. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Friday, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will vote on a proposal to name its new emergency department after Abercrombie & Fitch.

The Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department will be twice the size of the department now at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center. The new department is part of a $1.1. billion expansion of the medical center.

The name is a nod to the $10 million the clothing company has given to the medical center and for helping to create the A&F Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease faculty position. (No, that’s not a joke.)

Last year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital named its emergency center after A&F, despite objections from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a group that argued that the clothing company sexualizes children in its ads.

Via The Dispatch.


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