TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A 3-year-old fund-raising effort to establish an endowed professorship in international law at Florida State University in the name of Kurt Waldheim has been canceled.
Waldheim, who faces a runoff Sunday in the Austrian presidential election, has been accused of hiding a Nazi past during World War II.
In light of the recent charges, university officials say they will drop their fund-raising efforts for a Kurt Waldheim International Law Chair.
Endowed chairs at the state's nine public universities cost $1 million. The state contributes $400,000 if $600,000 is raised through private donations.