It’s Time for Trinity to Reconsider Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Degree

“On Monday, a strange tweet, remembering the awarding of an honorary degree to the widely criticised Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was posted from Trinity’s Twitter account. Predictably, the ensuing confusion and criticism forced Trinity to swiftly delete the tweet. The tweet, which lauded her as ‘one of the most renowned women democrats in the world’, was part of the College’s #OnThisDay series on social media. Yet it only served to highlight something that students and staff may have otherwise wanted to forget …” (more)

[University Times, 24 June]

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