We wonder if any of Denzel Washington's old professors would have guessed how much money he'd be putting back into their work.
The Oscar-winning actor recently donated $2.25 million to the theatre department at Fordham University.
$25,000 of the gift will go to a worthy undergraduate theatre student in the form of scholarship. The rest will be used to create the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre.
Television and Broadway actress Phylicia Rashad has already filled the chair position! One of her duties includes teaching the class "Creating a Character."
When he gave the gift, Denzel stated:
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Former model Sara Ziff is once again fighting for model's rights.
Following the September release of Picture Me, a film that exposed the ugly side of the modeling, Ziff is hard at work developing a code of conduct for models.
The Columbia University senior explains:
"The modeling industry is essentially unregulated. There are no provisions for rest and meal breaks [during work hours]. And a lot of modeling agencies have a huge amount of power over international girls because they sponsor their visas."
Sara is getting some help from Fordham University's Fashion Law Institute and hopes the new code will create a safer working environment for models.
Sounds like a great idea! Hopefully it works.
[Image via PNP/WENN.]
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