Bill Cosby Returns to New Haven Public Schools

It’s a learning experience: Bill Cosby boosts new Southern Academy at SCSU

Published: Thursday, June 09, 2011

By Michael Bellmore, Special to the Register

NEW HAVEN — A podium stood in the center of the gym at Beecher Interdependent Museum Magnet School of Arts and Sciences, but Bill Cosby did not use it. After an introduction by Stanley Battle, the interim president of Southern Connecticut State University, he sat down on the floor and called a grade-schooler from the crowd to sit with him.
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Cosby Helps Launch “Southern Academy”
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 10, 2011 7:35 am
Sitting on the floor in Crocs and a baseball cap, Bill Cosby offered a gym full of laughing kids a math lesson on the difference between a “skazillion” and a “manillion.” His efforts just might help them get an education at Southern Connecticut State University.
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