To: Robert Gordon University

Strip Donald Trump of his honorary degree

UPDATE: We've won the campaign!

Robert Gordon University have just announced that they are revoking Donald Trump's honorary degree. They say:

"In 2010 Robert Gordon University awarded an honorary DBA to Mr Donald Trump, in recognition of his achievements as an entrepreneur and businessman. In the course of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ethos and values of the university. The University has therefore decided to revoke its award of the honorary degree"

Click here to email the university to say thank you:
https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/donald-trump

We respectfully request that Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) strips Donald Trump of the honorary degree it bestowed on him with immediate effect.

Why is this important?

We feel that Donald Trump's unrepentant, persistent verbal attacks on various groups of people based on nationality, religion, race and physical abilities are a huge detriment to RGU. Hate speech must not have a place in academia, in politics or on the world stage. We are confident RGU will agree with the petitioners, and act swiftly.

We would also note the brave opposition of Dr David Kennedy to this degree at the time it was bestowed.

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Reasons for signing

  • I worked so hard to get my degree in Aberdeen I feel it's insulting to graduates to have the same title handed out to this idiot!
  • It makes a mockery of an honorary degree
  • This odious man thinks he can do as he likes in Scotland and bullies to get his own way

Updates

2017-05-20 17:16:05 +0100
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Petition is successful with 80,132 signatures

2017-05-09 10:29:45 +0100
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2017-05-02 21:28:43 +0100
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2017-04-12 10:52:02 +0100
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2017-04-11 00:01:09 +0100
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Petition is successful with 80,136 signatures

2017-03-01 09:34:48 +0000
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2017-02-20 17:13:51 +0000
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2017-02-06 15:11:25 +0000
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2017-01-11 13:42:07 +0000
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2016-11-18 10:42:32 +0000
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2016-09-23 17:18:26 +0100
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2016-08-13 21:50:08 +0100
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2016-06-26 15:10:48 +0100
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2016-06-13 22:34:37 +0100
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2016-05-12 13:36:12 +0100
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Petition is successful with 80,148 signatures

2016-03-18 17:44:00 +0000
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Petition is successful with 80,149 signatures

2016-01-28 04:27:42 +0000
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Petition is successful with 80,150 signatures

2015-12-10 16:03:51 +0000
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Petition is successful with 80,147 signatures

2015-12-09 17:42:55 +0000
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Petition is successful with 73,298 signatures

2015-12-09 17:34:10 +0000
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Petition is successful with 71,828 signatures

2015-12-09 16:08:51 +0000

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2015-12-09 12:49:45 +0000

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2015-11-30 23:13:13 +0000

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