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Former College President's Degree Stripped Away 100 Years Later

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) - Colorado College is stripping a former president of his honorary degree more than 100 years after he got it.

William Slocum (Colorado College)
William F. Slocum (credit: Colorado College)

William F. Slocum was forced to retire in 1917 after an investigation found he sexually harassed and assaulted students, staff and faculty.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the board recently voted to not only take away his degree, but they also removed his name from a dorm.

Slocum died in 1934.

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