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Revocation of a BA degree 35 years later for anti-wokeness?

Can we create a question "What are the criteria for degree revocation?" and close all questions with the theme "Will my degree be revoked if...?" as duplicates?

I think this will reduce the time wasted on debating individuals views and behavior which are not relevant to academia, while making good use of the better quality answers.

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  • I think that the fact that this question specifies a particular political viewpoint, which has nothing to do with the answer to the question, and the fact that it starts with "Perhaps it is a sign of paranoia that I even ask," indicate that it is not a useful question. Also, it's got an awful lot of downvotes. – Anonymous Physicist Aug 4 at 0:45
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    Indeed, a search shows many posts of the form "Q: will my degree be revoked? A: no". Seems like a good candidate for a community wiki. – cag51 Aug 4 at 3:29
  • Sounds like a good idea. Maybe we can cobble together relevant pieces from the answers in the linked question for a community wiki. Regarding the downvotes, I suppose a good deal are actually expressions of disagreement with the political stance of OP (now edited out of the question). – henning -- reinstate Monica Aug 4 at 11:35
  • The title of this question is not so well chosen. – user111388 2 days ago
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    Note that the original question no longer uses the term "wokeness"; this is a good example of editing the question to avoid irrelevant political debate. – cag51 2 days ago
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    @cag51 Well, you could view it like that. Or you could tilt your head the other way whilst looking at the same original Q and think that the actual question asked has been edited out in favour of a better question (no complaints from me). The real question (revealed and honed by the OP in comments) might appear to be whether these newly "woke" institutions would want or try to exact crazy over-reaction revenge on a public anti-woke dissenter who happened to be an alumna/us. But that depends which way you tilt your head when you look at it. – Araucaria - Not here any more. 2 days ago
  • @cag51 NB, the "crazy over-reaction" language coming from the OP, not me. – Araucaria - Not here any more. 2 days ago
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    Great find! I think that was the "discussion in the comments" I had vaguely remembered and alluded to in my answer below. I have now closed the old one as a dupe of this one (since this one has answers and the other did not). – cag51 yesterday
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Can we create a question "What are the criteria for degree revocation?" and close all questions with the theme "Will my degree be revoked if...?" as duplicates?

This seems like a good idea to me. As I said in the comments, there are a lot of mostly-identical questions about degree revocation. I think there was a discussion in the comments a few months ago about doing this, but nothing came of it. Having a wiki page that covers all the caveats is probably better than covering the basics over and over again in many different posts.

Before moving forward, I am hoping others will comment about the best way to do this (mechanically). One option is to merge several posts so that we retain many of the existing answers. Another option is to create a new wiki with blank subject headings, and ask the community to fill it in (either with new content or by copying content from existing answers).

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