Published: Apr 02, 2013 10:24 AM EDT

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 (AP) - A private prison company has withdrawn a $6 million donation to Florida Atlantic University in exchange for naming rights to the school's stadium.
    
The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/YsTxhs ) reports the offer was withdrawn Monday evening by GEO Group of Boca Raton.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.
    
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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

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