Wagner College, a private school in the New York borough of Staten Island has revoked an honorary degree given to President Donald Trump.
This is coming after Lehigh University, a private school in Pennsylvania also revoked the same degree awarded to Trump in 1988.
Individuals including cabinet secretaries and institutions have distanced themselves from Trump since his supporters vandalized the Capitol and disrupted Congress during Wednesday’s certification of the Electoral College count. A committee of the Lehigh’s board of trustees voted to strip the degree on Thursday, January 7, followed by the full board on Friday, January 8 according to a statement from the school
Wagner’s trustees, on the other hand, 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.”