Boston University Strips Bill Cosby of Honorary Degree

After what seemed like an interminable delay, Boston University has joined myriad other academic institutions and torn the sheets with Bill Cosby.

Statement of BU president Robert A. Brown:

After careful consideration, the Boston University Board of Trustees has voted to revoke the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree that was conferred on Bill Cosby at the University’s Commencement ceremony in May 2014. The Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 12.35.28 PMBoard’s decision was based on a determination, supported by Mr. Cosby’s sworn deposition testimony, that his treatment of women has brought significant and lasting discredit upon himself and is inconsistent with the University’s mission and values. Mr. Cosby’s admitted conduct, which the University learned about only after awarding him the degree, demonstrates that his character fails to reflect the integrity and virtues that the University values and esteems in members of its community, and in those persons the University holds up for this particular honor.

This statement can also be found on the Board of Trustees website.

BU Today story here.

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