Duke rescinds journalism award for Rose
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Duke rescinds journalism award for Rose

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    Charlie Rose attends the TIME 100 Gala in 2016. Some U.S. universities are reviewing whether to revoke honorary degrees given to prominent men accused of sexual misconduct. North Carolina State, Oswego State and Montclair State are reviewing honorary degrees given to Rose, who has been accused of harassment.

DURHAM, N.C. >> A Duke University journalism program has rescinded an award given to television host Charlie Rose in response to sexual harassment allegations.

The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy announced today that it was taking back the award given annually to outstanding journalists who graduated from Duke. Rose received the Futrell Award in September 2000.

The center’s director, Bill Adair, said the action was unprecedented in the history of the award established in 1999.

A lawyer for Rose didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment.

Rose was fired by CBS, and PBS cut ties with him after several women accused him of unwanted sexual advances.

Duke issued a statement saying it has no plans to rescind a separate honorary degree given to Rose in 2016.

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