Collins To Keep SLU Honorary Degree

Collins To Keep SLU Honorary Degree

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins gets to keep her honorary degree from St. Lawrence University.

Hundreds of university alumni signed a letter asking the university to revoke the honorary degree Collins received in 2017.

"We feel that Sen. Collins’ support of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court is not in line with the core values of St. Lawrence University and the commitments of its faculty," the alumni wrote in the letter.

However, SLU spokesman Ryan Deuel said in a statement Monday that “Throughout its long history, St. Lawrence University has never rescinded any earned or honorary degree, and it has no intention of doing so in this situation.”

In their letter, the alumni wrote "We believe she has deviated from the path that makes us proud Laurentians."

"We ask that the University revoke this honorary degree as we find that she is not deserving of it in the face of her recent actions. We ask the university to do this in support of truth and for all of the victims of sexual assault and violence, of which many of her fellow alumni and students have suffered."

Collins cast a key vote Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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