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Two Universities Revoke Journalism Awards Given To Charlie Rose

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Two universities are revoking journalism awards given to Charlie Rose after the news anchor was fired by CBS and PBS over sexual misconduct allegations.

Arizona State University and the University of Kansas on Friday announced that they would no longer honor awards presented to Rose in the past.

As the Washington Examiner reports, both institutions said they wanted to underline how serious they consider the allegations against Rose to be.

Dean Christopher Callahan of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced that Rose was being stripped of a 2015 award given to the broadcaster. Callahan told the Associated Press that the mounting accusations surrounding Rose were just too “egregious” to ignore.

“The actions victimized young women much like those who make up the overwhelming majority of Cronkite students,” Callahan said. “Young women who deserve to enter workplaces that reward them for their hard work, intelligence and creativity and where they do not have to fear for their safety or dignity.”

The William Allen White Foundation from the University of Kansas also announced that it was taking back from Rose the National Citation award after the board of trustees voted to do so and issued a statement saying that Rose “does not exemplify the ideals of this award.”

Eleven women in total have now accused Rose of sexual misconduct. Both CBS and PBS terminated Rose after the allegations first surfaced earlier in the week. Rose apologized to the alleged victims but said he did not concur with all the details.

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