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Honorary Degree

University Has Second Thoughts About Donald Trump, Revokes Honor

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.10.2015 | College

Forget "summa cum laude." The only Latin needed here is "mea culpa." Or maybe a simple "oops." Scotland's Robert Gordon University announced Wednesday...

Kylie Minogue Receives Honorary Degree For Cancer Charity Work

PA | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

Kylie Minogue spoke of her own battle for health as she received an honorary degree for her work promoting breast cancer awareness. T...

Awarding Honorary Degrees Sometimes Creates Dilemmas: Tony Kushner

Ed Koch | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

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

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

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 Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

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 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This is not the first time that ASU president Michael Crow has been sledge hammered by charges that he's a closet bigot.