Brown University becomes 3rd school to rescind honorary degree given to Bill Cosby
Brown University has become the third school in the past week to rescind an honorary degree awarded to comedian Bill Cosby. The Associated Press says that Brown President Christina H. Paxson announced that the university's board made the decision last Friday to revoke the doctorate of humane letters given to Cosby back in 1985. Paxson says that Cosby was given the degree for embracing values like "honesty, fair play, love of family, and respect for humanity." She then said Cosby had recently admitted in legal depositions that he had engaged in behavior with women that is "contrary to the values of Brown." Just last week, both Marquette University here in Milwaukee and Fordham University in New York City each revoked honorary degrees bestowed upon Cosby. Cosby has admitted having extramarital relationships with several women, some of whom are now accusing him of sexual assault. Cosby still has not been charged with any crimes.