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Bill Cosby

W&M Board of Visitors rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

W&M Board of Visitors rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

The College of William and Mary broke with tradition Friday morning when the Board of Visitors voted unanimously to revoke comedian Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. It is the first time the university has rescinded an honorary degree.

The board’s decision follows an April trial where Cosby was convicted on three counts of sexual assault, according to the Washington Post.

Following university custom, in 1993 William and Mary awarded Cosby the honorary degree after he...

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