Drexel and Bryant revoke honorary degrees awarded to Bill Cosby

Drexel and Bryant universities have joined a number of schools in rescinding honorary degrees awarded to Bill Cosby, due to recent accusations of sexual assault. Drexel President John Fry says the misconduct that came to light in a deposition Cosby gave "stands in clear opposition" to the Philadelphia school's values. Meanwhile, Rhode Island-based, Bryant university said on its website Thursday that Cosby's "egregious conduct" is "inconsistent with the character, values and behavior" it expects of the holder of an honorary degree. It said that by revoking Cosby's degree, it upholds the values, character and mission of the Smithfield school. The comedian has never been charged with a crime and has denied allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted women.Facebooktwittergoogle_plus

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