Ohio University has abandoned plans to pay $1.2 million to buy a new presidential home, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The planned purchase has been highly controversial, with many faculty members and students saying that the sum is far too high. The current presidential home has had a problem with bat infestation, but many on campus say that should not be cause to purchase a new home. The university, in announcing that it was dropping the plan, said that the seller (a donor) had referenced making a donation as part of the deal. While the university said that would not violate rules, officials said that they wanted to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.