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Mugabe's UMass honor criticized

State lawmaker wants honorary degree voided

University of Massachusetts trustees may consider rescinding Robert Mugabe's honorary degree. University of Massachusetts trustees may consider rescinding Robert Mugabe's honorary degree.
By Peter Schworm
Globe Staff / May 12, 2008

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A leading state lawmaker is urging the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to rescind a 1986 honorary degree awarded to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, whose authoritarian regime is accused of stifling political opposition and of systemic human rights abuses. (Full article: 668 words)

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