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University Overrules Staff Vote to Revoke Trump’s Degree


by Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Lehigh University’s board of trustees will not revoke President Donald Trump’s honorary degree after nearly two-thirds of the school’s faculty voted to do so.

The board issued a statement Friday saying it is committed to demonstrating openness to a wide range of views.

A school committee announced Tuesday that about 300 faculty members voted in favor of a motion that said Trump has made statements that contradict the school’s values.

The trustees previously denied a petition to rescind Trump’s honorary degree in October.

The university awarded Trump the degree in 1988.

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