Jamaica: Leaders of UK, Japan to make official visits to Caribbean country this week
September 28, 2015
Subban gets 2 assists as Canadiens beat Penguins 4 1; Yandle rallies Rangers past Flyers
September 29, 2015

Brown University rescinds Bill Cosby’s 1985 honorary degree amid sexual assault allegations

(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)


(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Brown University has rescinded the honorary degree it granted Bill Cosby, becoming the third university to take such action in less than a week.

Brown President Christina H. Paxson says the university’s board Friday revoked the doctorate of humane letters it granted Cosby in 1985. Fordham and Marquette universities Thursday also rescinded their honorary degrees.

Paxon says the comedian received the degree for integrating his personal character into his fictional one while embracing such values as “honesty, fair play, love of family, and respect for humanity.” She says Cosby admitted in legal depositions that he’d engaged in conduct with women “contrary to the values of Brown.”

He’s admitted having extramarital relationships with several women, including some who now accuse him of sexual assault. He’s never been charged with a crime.

The Associated Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

//]]>