Swansea University has announced that the Democrat’s 2016 Presidential candidate will be given an honorary doctorate at the Welsh University on Saturday 14 October. And the decision does not seem to have gone down that well with its students.
“We are proud to announce that we are awarding Hillary Rodham Clinton with an Honorary Doctorate at the Bay Campus on Saturday 14 October.
The award is in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world, a commitment that is shared by Swansea University’s Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People,” the University announced today.
But responses on social media were not all congratulatory.
The 69-year-old former lawyer has Welsh ancestry and is set to unveil a commemorative stone to mark the renaming of the College of Law to the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.
Vice-chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Richard B. Davies, said: “We are honoured to present this award to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a figure of enormous international significance, and one synonymous with human rights. It is tremendous that she has chosen Swansea University for her first public appearance on this visit to the UK. It shows that we are being noticed for our excellent research and teaching and for the impact that Swansea University is making in global challenge areas. Swansea University’s Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People is working to improve human rights on a global basis through the exchange of policy, practice, advocacy and law reform and we are delighted that one of the biggest international names in politics and in advancing the rights of children is now synonymous with this work”.