Sewanee: The University of the South announced in a letter today that the university will be revoking an honorary degree awarded to former CBS and PBS journalist Charlie Rose, since accused of sexual harassment and subsequently dismissed, in 2016:
March 21, 2018
Dear Members of the University Community,
At a special meeting on Tuesday, March 20, the Board of Regents voted to revoke the honorary degree awarded to Charlie Rose in May 2016.
This vote completed a process of discernment, developed and pursued expeditiously by the Board in response to concerns over the Rose degree, and involving the University Senate, the Joint Regent-Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees, and the Board of Regents. Each body required a two-thirds vote of its membership for the motion to revoke to pass.
Previous Cafe coverage:
Sewanee refuses to rescind Charlie Rose’s honorary degree (February 19, 2018)
Sewanee School of Theology Faculty Respond (February 19, 2018)
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