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William & Mary Rescinds Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree
The school said the comedian's conviction proves he “engaged in abhorrent conduct antithetical to our university’s core values."
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Yale University Rescinds Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree
Trustees said Cosby's sexual assault conviction is "evidence of conduct that violates fundamental standards of decency."
Temple University Rescinds Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree
Cosby was found guilty on Thursday of three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault.
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University Faculty Votes To Revoke Donald Trump's Honorary Degree
"By staying silent we are bystanders; we normalize hate speech, condone discrimination and bullying."
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University Has Second Thoughts About Donald Trump, Revokes Honor
Trump's anti-Muslim remarks are "wholly incompatible" with its values.
Awarding Honorary Degrees Sometimes Creates Dilemmas: Tony Kushner
Former Mayor, New York City
It was inappropriate to deny playwright Tony Kushner an honorary degree. Although, in my judgment, he is hostile to the State of Israel, he was not being honored by John Jay College for his views on Israel.
Obama, the NRA, and Alice Cooper
Arizona blogger, writer, mom
Obama will be delivering his address to the graduating class just 11 miles from the Phoenix Convention Center, where more than 10,000 supporters of the National Rifle Association (NRA) will be checking into their hotels for the NRA Annual Meeting.
An Honorary Degree Is Not An Endorsement
Michael S. Roth
President, Wesleyan University
Bestowing an honorary degree acknowledges importance, distinction, and achievement; it is not a blanket endorsement. Surely, Obama's importance, distinction and achievements merit such honors.
An Arizona State University Honorary Degree for Erma Bombeck but Not President Obama
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst
This is not the first time that ASU president Michael Crow has been sledge hammered by charges that he's a closet bigot.
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