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New York college votes to let Giuliani keep honorary degree

Rudy Giuliani, the ex-personal attorney for former President Trump, will get to keep his honorary degree at St. John Fisher College after there were calls for the degree to be rescinded following the Capitol riot.

The Board of Trustees voted Friday and did not reach the two-thirds vote needed to revoke his degree, 13 WHAM reported.

In February, a letter that was sent by 15 former class and student government presidents called on the school to revoke the degree due to Giuliani spreading election fraud conspiracy theories leading up to the Capitol riot, Democrat & Chronicle reported.

His actions “were antithetical to everything St. John Fisher College espouses, such that we believe his continued relationship with the College risks permanent damage to the College’s reputation, campus culture, and the prestige of future honorary degrees,” the letter said.

The degree was originally given to Giuliani in 2015 for his leadership as the mayor of New York City in 2001 during the 9/11 attacks.

The school said “no further actions will be taken” regarding Giuliani’s honorary degree since there were not enough votes to rescind it.

Although the New York college did not revoke the honorary degree, Giuliani lost his honorary degree from a Vermont college after the Capitol riot.

Middlebury College, which gave Giuliani an honorary degree in 2005, rescinded the degree due to Giuliani’s pushing of election fraud claims.

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