News Brown University revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree

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    Brown University became the latest university to revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree in light of the numerous sexual assault accusations brought against the comedian. Cosby first received the honorary doctorate in 1985.

    The news was delivered via a campus-wide email sent out on Monday by Brown President Christina Paxson. According to the message, Cosby no longer represents “honesty, fair play, love of family, and respect for humanity,” the “values that the Brown community holds dear.”

    “It has become clear, by his own admission in legal depositions that became public this summer, that Mr. Cosby has engaged in conduct with women that is contrary to the values of Brown and the qualities for which he was honored by the University in 1985,” Paxson wrote.

    The 2005 depositions that Paxson mentions were released earlier this year. In the documents, Cosby admitted to acquiring Quaaludes to give to women before sex. The 78-year-old has never been charged with a crime, and stated that any sex he had was consensual.

    “The conduct that Mr. Cosby has acknowledged is wholly inconsistent with the behavior we expect of any individual associated with Brown,” Paxson continued. “It is particularly troubling as our university community continues to confront the very real challenges of sexual violence on our campus and in society at large, and had it been known to the Fellows in 1985, an honorary degree lauding the qualities quoted above would not have been conferred.”

    Earlier this week, Fordham University and Marquette University retracted their honorary degrees to Cosby as well.

    Neither Cosby’s attorney nor rep immediately responded to EW’s request for comment.

    http://www.ew.com/article/2015/09/29/bill-cosby-brown-university
     
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    Gotta preserve the integrity of those fake degrees.
     
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    This has to be killing the psychopathic rapist. This asshole insisted the credits read, "Dr. William Cosby, Phd" (or some such shit) on his crappy sitcom, as if he'd actually accomplished some educational feat when UMass awarded him a fake degree. Guy's entire life has been a fucking lie.
     
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    Ummm what about Joe Paterno ?
     
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    Hey bill, we're going to take away this degree that we gave you for no reason at all but for you accepted our invitation for us to give it to you.
     
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    He was just about to go to college.
     
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    paterno reported the crimes to administration. he committed no crime. bill cosby is a serial rapist. you see no difference?

    "honorary degrees" are a fucking insult to academics.
     
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog...as-about-using-fat-albert-as-a-teaching-tool/

    [Cosby] dropped out of high school after he flunked the tenth grade three times. He enlisted in the Navy, where he got his GED, and then enrolled at Temple University, where he dropped out to pursue a show business career. His unfinished bachelor’s degree from Temple was eventually bestowed on him because of “life experience.” Cosby enrolled as a part-time doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which awarded him the Ed.D. degree in 1977 for a dissertation on Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

    But not even that degree was unsullied by controversy: A professor who served on Cosby’s dissertation committee, Reginald Damerell, said that Cosby hardly took a class — and that he got course credit for appearing on Sesame Street and The Electric Company, “and wrote a dissertation that analyzed the impact of his show.”
     
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    cosby lost his brown degree!