University of Rhode Island Will Not Revoke Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Honorary Degree

The University of Rhode Island (URI) has decided not to revoke a 2014 honorary degree given to alum Michael Flynn, who served as former President Donald J. Trump’s national security adviser and pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI 2017, reported.

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URI President Dr. David Dooley will not forward an undisclosed recommendation to the Board of Trustees about the honorary degree, a school spokesperson told The Providence Journal.

“The Board supports the president’s decision and no action will be taken at this time,” school spokesperson Linda Acciardo said in a statement. “He is not forwarding a recommendation to the trustees. The degree stands.”


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