The College Fix thecollegefix.com 13 Jan, 2021 18:45 am

Petition demanded college revoke GOP lawmaker’s honorary degree. He said fine, have it back.

Petition demanded college revoke GOP lawmaker’s honorary degree. He said fine, have it back.
Rep. Tom Cole voluntarily relinquishes honorary degree from Grinnell College.

Tom Cole voluntarily relinquishes honorary degree from Grinnell College U.Representative Tom Cole was the target of a petition demanding that his honorary degree from Grinnell College be revoked over his objection last week to the Electoral College vote.13, that administrators were in the process of reviewing the petition’s demand for the revocation of the honorary degree “in response to his objection to the certification of the Electoral College votes for the next president of the United States.Cole called me and voluntarily relinquished his honorary degree.

Cole no longer holds an honorary degree from Grinnell College,” Harris stated.During his acceptance speech of his honorary degree in 2016, he had praised Grinnell College for teaching him about tolerance and diversity.

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