Duke University has rescinded a journalism award presented to broadcaster Charlie Rose 17 years ago, The News & Observer newspaper is reporting.
The action comes after at least eight women have claimed Rose made unwanted sexual advances, the newspaper noted. Rose had hosted a PBS show and was one of the hosts of "CBS This Morning."
Duke's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy rescinded its prestigious Futrell Award to Rose. The award is presented each year to Duke graduates who are working in journalism.
"I have consulted with students, faculty and staff and found an overwhelming consensus that we should take this action and emphasize that the DeWitt Wallace Center does not tolerate sexual harassment in any form," said Bill Adair, the center's director.
"Indeed, the recent revelations about Rose and other media figures are disturbing signs about sexual harassment in the industry. Rescinding Rose's Futrell Award is one way we can make clear that this conduct is not acceptable in any way. We do this as much in sadness as anger given his long relationship with the university."
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