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American News Jan 15, 2021 12:26 AM EST

Colleges revoke honorary degrees awarded to President Trump and Rudy Giuliani

Following the chaos of last week's Capitol Hill riot, some colleges are revoking honorary degrees awarded to President Trump and Rudy Giuliani.

Colleges revoke honorary degrees awarded to President Trump and Rudy Giuliani
Matthew Miller The Post Millennial

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Following the chaos of last week's Capitol Hill riot, some colleges are revoking honorary degrees awarded to both Rudy Giuliani and President Donald Trump, Forbes reports.

The board of trustees at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, reportedly voted Friday to rescind the degree it awarded Trump in 1988. Soon after, the board of trustees for Wagner University in Staten Island, New York, voted to rescind their honorary degree to Trump from 2004.

Now, more colleges are facing pressure to fall in line and rescind any honorary degrees held by President Trump. University of Pennsylvania alumni reportedly urged the school to revoke a 1968 degree earned by Trump.

President Trump wasn't the only target in this slew of degree stripping. On Tuesday, Middlebury College revoked an honorary degree awarded in 2005 to Rudy Giuliani because of his alleged role in inciting the Capitol Hill riot.

The Daily Pennsylvanian urged the University of Pennsylvania in an editorial last week to "forcefully condemn" President Trump, and said, "The least the University can do is distance itself from its most famous graduate and set the record straight."

The rescinding of honorary degrees from the Trump followed the second impeachment of the President, which the House voted for on Wednesday.

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