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Charlie Rose Has Honors From Two Journalism Schools Rescinded

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Charlie Rose during an interview in New York in May. Two journalism schools on Friday announced they were rescinding honors bestowed on him.

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Two journalism schools on Friday rescinded honors they had previously awarded to the news broadcaster Charlie Rose after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him.

Arizona State University’s journalism school announced it was rescinding the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, named after the longtime news anchor, that it gave to Mr. Rose in 2015. Also on Friday, the University of Kansas journalism school said it was taking back its William Allen White National Citation, which it gave him this year.

In a statement, Christopher Callahan, dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State, said he believed Mr. Rose’s alleged transgressions were “so egregious that they demand nothing less than a reversal of history.”

This was the first time the university had rescinded the award since it started to bestow it in 1984.

On Monday, The Washington Post published accounts from eight women, three of whom spoke on the record, of misbehavior by Mr. Rose throughout his career, including groping, exposing himself to co-workers and inappropriate phone calls. The next day, he was fired by CBS, and PBS announced it was ceasing distribution of his nightly interview program.

Past recipients of the Cronkite Award include the Washington Post Company chairwoman Katharine Graham, the Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, and the news anchors Christiane Amanpour, Gwen Ifill and Diane Sawyer.

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