Associated Press reports:
University of Florida faculty vote to deny former Gov. Jeb Bush honorary degree
The Senate voted 38-28 Thursday against giving the honorary degree to Bush, who left office in January.
Some faculty expressed concern about Bush’s record in higher education.
“I really don’t feel this is a person who has been a supporter of UF,” Kathleen Price, associate dean of library and technology at the school’s Levin College of Law, told The Gainesville Sun after the vote.
Bush’s approval of three new medical schools during his tenure has diluted resources, Price told the newspaper.
Bush has also been criticized for his “One Florida” proposal, an initiative that ended race-based admissions programs at state universities.
University officials said they could not recall any precedent for the Senate rejecting the nominees put forth by the Faculty Senate’s Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus Awards and Memorials Committee.
The committee determines whether nominees deserve consideration according to standards that include “eminent distinction in scholarship or high distinction in public service.”
His “public service” consists of helping his big brother with vote fraud in Florida.
So, Jeb very clearly is not up to the standards.
John Ellis Bush, son of Jeb, arrested while drunk: here.
Congressional Masochists & Memory Loss: Have Jeb Bush for President Pushers Forgotten He’s Jeb Bush? Here.