The University of Connecticut has revoked the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree, given to Bill Cosby in 1996. The revocation was put in place because Cosby’s behavior is cited to be “incongruent” with the standards and values of the institution.
In article on Page Six, this statement was given to describe the resolutions:
“The University respects the principles of due process and Mr. Cosby’s right to a fair and public trial on the criminal charges against him,” the resolution says. “But the conduct which he admitted in his sworn testimony provides compelling reasons for the University of Connecticut to consider the revocation of his honorary degree.”
UConn undergraduate student government originally asked for this to take place in March. Other universities have also began the process to take their honors back as well.
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