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Petition for Sewanee to Revoke Charlie Rose's Honorary Degree

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In May of 2016 Charlie Rose received an honorary degree from Sewanee: The University of the South. On November 20, 2017 the Washington Post published an article in which eight women accused Rose of sexual misconduct. Since this happened, Arizona State University, the University of Kansas, SUNY Oswego, and Duke University have decided to revoke honors and awards given to Charlie Rose. Rose's wikipedia page lists Sewanee as the only university not considering revoking his honorary degree. Sexual misconduct violates the EQB guidelines put forth by the university. Students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni must preserve the sanctity of the university motto, Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity, and tell the Board of Regents and Vice Chancellor that we believe Charlie Rose's honorary degree must be revoked as soon as possible.

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