Lehigh University rescinds Trump’s honorary degree after Capitol assault

By: | January 11, 2021

Lehigh University has rescinded the honorary degree it awarded to President Donald Trump more than 30 years ago. The announcement came two days after the president encouraged a mob of his supporters who stormed the Capitol, and as lawmakers pushed for his ouster.

“In a special session of the Executive Committee of the Lehigh University Board of Trustees, the members voted to rescind and revoke the honorary degree granted to Donald J. Trump in 1988,” Lehigh, a private university in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, announced in a brief statement. “The full Board of Trustees affirmed the decision.”

A spokesperson for Lehigh told CBS News that the university has no further comment beyond the statement.

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