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University of Connecticut Withdraws Honorary Degree Awarded To Bill Cosby

Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Bill Cosby.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia – Bill Cosby.

The University of Connecticut on Wednesday revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby, saying he engaged in conduct incongruent with the university’s values.

Trustees voted unanimously to rescind the Doctor of Fine Arts given to Cosby in 1996.

Officials said it was the first time UConn has revoked an honorary degree.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt declined to comment.

More than two dozen other colleges and universities around the country have rescinded Cosby’s honorary degrees or are considering doing so.

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