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Biology lab strips James Watson of all honorary titles for "reprehensible" race comments

James Watson in a photo from 2015. Photo: Ivan Sekretarev (AP) The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has deprived James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel laureate, of his release The double helix structure of DNA along with its partner Francis Crick in the 1950's was based on studies by the British chemist Rosalind Franklin. All of his honorary credentials were considered …

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Canada revokes the honorary citizenship of Aung San Suu Kyi

HONGKONG – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar, was dismissed on Tuesday for her inaction over military violence against Rohingya Muslims. Senators unanimously decided to revoke their citizenship and declare the treatment of Rohingya by Myanmar's government as genocide. The same actions were unanimously approved by the lower house last week. These voices were partially fueled …

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Astronaut Receives Honorary Doctor While In Space

An astronaut received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater in the most unlikely way: during a live feed aboard the International Space Station (ISS), which traveled 17,150 miles per hour around the planet. NASA astronaut Andrew J. "Drew" Feustel took a brief break on his third space mission to receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Purdue University …

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Yale draws honorary certificate from Bill Cosby, the first time in the history of the school: The Two-Way: NPR

Bill Cosby, center, leaves the Montgomery County court in Pennsylvania after being convicted on April 26, 2018 for drug abuse and sexual harassment. Matt Slocum / AP Hide Caption Shift Matt Slocum / AP Bill Cosby, center, leaves the Montgomery County courthouse in Pennsylvania after being sentenced on April 26, 2018, for drug abuse and sexual harassment. Matt Slocum / …

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Yale is late to withdraw the honorary doctorate from Bill Cosby

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale revoked the honorary degree given to him by Bill Cosby and joined many other universities that had withdrawn their honors after being convicted of sexual assault by the comedian. Yale announced Tuesday that the university's board of trustees had decided to revoke Cosby's honorary doctorate in 2003. The school says it is committed to both …

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