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Student Leaders at Syracuse U. Want School to Rescind Rudy Giuliani’s Honorary Degree

Student Leaders at Syracuse U. Want School to Rescind Rudy Giuliani’s Honorary Degree

“Mr. Giuliani implemented harmful policies as Mayor and has undermined our elections as a lawyer.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7UZCjnSmOc

The left has had its claws out for Rudy for years now. He’s a Trump supporter so he must be destroyed.

The College Fix reports:

Student leaders call for Syracuse University to revoke Rudy Giuliani’s honorary degree

Leaders of two student organizations at Syracuse University are pushing for the college to rescind politician and attorney Rudy Giuliani’s honorary doctorate from SU College of Law.

Mazzy Kaila, executive president of Syracuse University’s Student Bar Association, and David Bruen, president of the Student Association, are heading the initiative to revoke Giuliani’s degree, citing his past policies as mayor of New York City and his campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

“Mr. Giuliani implemented harmful policies as Mayor and has undermined our elections as a lawyer. Syracuse University should not continue to honor him with a degree of law,” Bruen told The College Fix in an email Nov. 9.

The undertaking began after Bruen discovered the degree as he examined a list of past SU commencement speakers before Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recent visit to the university.

The Student Association is working on a resolution to call for Giuliani’s degree to be rescinded, Bruen said in the email.

The college did not respond to inquiries from The College Fix for comment on whether they would investigate the matter or what the process would look like.

Giuliani received his honorary doctorate from SU’s College of Law in 1989 after his term as attorney for the Southern District of New York.

The university invited Giuliani back as commencement speaker in 2002, where he was met with student protests against policing practices implemented during his term as mayor of New York City following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Giuliani again faced backlash more recently over his participation in a campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 election, prompting the New York state appellate court to suspend his law license.

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The Friendly Grizzly | November 16, 2021 at 9:20 am

Students always want a lot of things. Whether they should be granted or not as another story. In my opinion they should shut up and get back to class.

    Right on. Students are there to learn, not to try to run the place.

      paracelsus in reply to OldProf2. | November 16, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      Students learned they could “run the place” at Cornell in April ’69 when Cornell President James A. Perkins caved and gave the gun-wielding black students everything they demanded, rather than calling for the State Police and asking the Governor, Nelson Rockefeller, to deploy the NY National Guard

Guiliani was a great mayor and possibly one of the greatest mayors of NYC. Trump had every right to challenge the unconstitutional changes to the voting laws and was not helped by Giulani’s approach,or the reluctance of the various courts to review the claims of fraud and the constitutional issues involved which made Bush v Gore look like small potatoes by comparison, However, persecuting Giulani for poor advocacy and not advocating disbarment for two lawyers who threw Mololov cocktails at a police car is hypocritical to say the least

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