Bill Cosby loses degrees
Bill Cosby’s fall from grace hasn’t come to an end, as two more universities have rescinded degrees awarded to the actor.
Cosby was awarded a honorary doctor of fine arts degree by Fordham University in 2011, and in 2013 by Marquette University.
In the wake of sexual assault allegations leveled against him, both universities have now withdrawn their degrees.
“As a Jesuit university, Fordham could no longer stand behind the degree it had bestowed upon Mr Cosby, hence this unprecedented action,” the school said in a statement.
A letter by Marquette president Michael Lovell and provost Daniel Myers read: “By his own admission, Mr Cosby engaged in behaviors that go entirely against our university’s mission and the guiding values we have worked so hard to instill on our campus.”