Managing a university PR disaster

A story by the Education Guardian last week covered the campaign launched against University of the Arts London (UAL) to retract an honorary degree bestowed upon a certain ex-News of the World editor, reports the Guardian UK. Academia has found itself in a series of sticky public relations situations in recent months; in March the London School of Economics was embroiled in a full blown media crisis over its links with Libya and a fortnight ago the University of Wales was criticized for controversial overseas partnerships. It prompts questions over how such PR challenges should be handled…

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