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Univ. at Buffalo begins process to revoke Weinstein honorary degree

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein participates in the "War and Peace" panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective immediately, following new information revealed regarding his conduct, the company's board of directors announced Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Buffalo, N.Y. (WHAM) - The University at Buffalo has begun the process to revoke the honorary degree it bestowed upon Harvey Weinstein, a well-known Hollywood producer.

Weinstein was fired this past week following allegations in a New York Times report that he sexually harassed and manipulated multiple women over decades.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, officials at the university said they are "well aware of the allegations involving Mr. Weinstein."

"The university has initiated the process, pursuant to the SUNY Board of Trustees policy, for the revocation of a SUNY honorary degree," the statement goes on to read.

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Weinstein was awarded an honorary SUNY doctorate degree from the school in 2000.

According to SUNY's policy on revoking an honorary degree, it can be initiated if the recipient "has engaged in conduct that: 1) is inconsistent with the mission and/or values of the State University of New York; 2) undermines the accomplishments that were cited as the basis for awarding the honorary degree; or 3) is injurious to the reputation of the State University of New York or any of its constituent campuses."

The full listed policy on honorary degree recipients from the SUNY Board of Trustees can be read here.

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