Two US College Revoke Honorary Degree Awarded To Trump
Two US colleges have revoked an honorary degree given to President Donald Trump over the invasion of Capitol Hill by his supporters.
Naija News reports that Wagner College, a private school in the New York borough of Staten Island, and Lehigh University, a private school in Pennsylvania revoked the degrees during the week.
A committee of the Lehigh’s board of trustees voted to strip the degree awarded to Trump in 1988 on Thursday, January 7, followed by the full board on Friday, January 8, according to a statement from the school
Also, Wagner’s trustees met in a special session to review the honorary degree granted to Trump in 2004 and voted to rescind it.
A statement shared by the school read: “The Wagner College Board of Trustees met in a special session to review the honorary degree granted to Donald J. Trump in 2004. Today, the board voted to rescind that degree.”
This news platform reports that Trump spoke at the school’s graduation in 2004 and appeared at the school with First Lady Melania Trump who was his fiancee at that time.
The president was at the height of his fame with the first season of “The Apprentice” and was well-received.
Trump has also been awarded degrees from Liberty University, the school whose commencement he spoke at in 2017, and Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, which rescinded the degree in 2015 amid an uproar over Trump’s comments about banning Muslims from entering the U.S.