Temple University Revokes Alumnus Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

Now that Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexual assault in a court of law, his alma mater, Temple University, is stripping him of the honorary doctoral degree he received in 1991.

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.

We’re sure the remaining honorary degrees he has left are also on the chopping block.

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