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Pennsylvania college rescinds degree awarded to Bill Cosby

08 October 2015, 21:39

Chicago - A university in northeastern Pennsylvania has become the latest school to rescind an honorary degree it granted Bill Cosby.

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A spokeswoman for Wilkes University said Thursday that it's never rescinded an honorary degree before.

The school says university trustees voted unanimously Oct. 2 to revoke the honorary doctorate of humane letters it granted Cosby in 2004.

It gave Cosby the degree in recognition of his achievements in education and entertainment and for his activism for social justice and civil rights.

But the university says it's become clear Cosby's conduct doesn't live up to those values, or to the school's.

Court documents unsealed in July show Cosby admitting in 2005 to carrying on extramarital relationships with several women, including some who accuse him of sexual assault. He's never been charged with a crime.

- AP


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