Harvard students petition to revoke degrees of Trump-supporting alumni

by Peter Heck · Jan 17th, 2021 7:24 am

Last Updated Jan 18th, 2021 at 5:38 am

A faction of the Harvard student body is petitioning the Ivy League school to revoke the degrees of some high-profile graduates whom they believe have sullied the reputation of the school by being Trump supporters.

Dubbed "violent actors," Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) were among those specifically singled out by the petition, along with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. They were joined by "over a dozen Harvard graduates" the current students blamed for spreading the disinformation "that created last Wednesday's insurrection."

"Harvard must revoke the degrees of alumni whose incendiary language and subversion of democratic processes—rooted in a history of white supremacist voter suppression—incited the violent insurrection on January 6," the students demanded in their petition.

"This includes all who have used their platforms to deny the validity of the presidential election. They do not and should not represent a university committed to ‘strengthening democracy' and ‘the advancement of justice,'" they said.

The petition has drawn support not just among traditional undergraduates, but also older, adult students.

🔦 Last year, students at Harvard attempted to ban all Trump Administration officials from speaking on campus.


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