Temple rescinds Cosby’s honorary degree

The now-convicted sexual assaulter was once a point of pride for Temple University

Temple University is moving forward with a decision to rescind the honorary degree it granted to actor Bill Cosby after he was found guilty, yesterday, on three counts of sexual assualt.

Temple, in an emailed statement from the University's Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications Brandon Lausch, said that the Board of Trustees was "…accepting the reccomendation of the university to rescind the honorary degree."

Cosby was awarded the honorary degree in 1991 "based on his career achievements," according to the University's statement.

Cosby has previously served on the University's Board of Trustees from 1982 until he elected to step down after 20 women in 2014 had brought sexual assault allegations against him.

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