Temple University revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

Temple University revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree 

Posted: 10:27 am Monday, April 30th, 2018

By tysheeks

Temple University revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree.

Via NYP:

“In 1991, based on his career achievements, Temple awarded an honorary degree to William Cosby,” a spokesman for the university, which is also the comedian’s undergraduate alma mater, told The Post.

“Yesterday, Dr. Cosby was found guilty by a jury of the felony of aggravated sexual assault. Today the Temple University Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of the University to rescind the honorary degree.”

The Philadelphia-based college announced the decision to rescind the doctor-of-laws degree after “America’s Dad” was found guilty Thursday on all charges in the 2004 sexual assault of former Temple University basketball administrator Andrea Constand.

Cosby — who has been awarded nearly 60 honorary degrees at other colleges — attended Temple University in the 1960s and received his bachelor’s degree in phys ed there in 1971.

He has served for decades as a major supporter and fundraiser for the school.