URI trustees revoke honorary degrees given to Giuliani, Flynn

LT. GEN. MICHAEL FLYNN, pictured, and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Friday had their honorary degrees from the University of Rhode Island revoked. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER
LT. GEN. MICHAEL FLYNN, pictured, and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Friday had their honorary degrees from the University of Rhode Island revoked. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The honorary degrees awarded to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani by the University of Rhode Island have been revoked, URI’s board of trustees announced Friday. In 2003, URI awarded Giuliani a doctor of laws honoris causa based on his leadership in New York following…

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  1. Despite all the lip service, this is totally politically motivated.
    It is disappointing to me (I hold 2 legit degrees from URI) that Parlange (who just returned to the U.S. after having lived in Europe, Canada & Australia for 17 years, so it’s safe to assume he is actually clueless to our politics) and the Interim Provost have been duped into this.
    Oh well, lesson learned. Think twice about accepting a URI honorary degree for fear that it may be rescinded if you accidentally fart in an elevator filled with Democrats.

  2. Justified action by URI, something that all law abiding, democracy loving Rhode Islanders can be proud about. That Flynn was pardoned by the grifter, Donald Trump, does not change the facts that he repeatedly lied, admitted his guilt, and was rightfully convicted. Also today’s revelations that Guiliani was behind the scheme to install fake electors prior to Jan. 6 confirmation proceedings is just further evidence of his disregard for the rule of law. Both men violated and disgraced the underlying ideals upon which honorary degrees are awarded.