Oberlin College rescinds Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

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OBERLIN, Ohio — Oberlin College and Conservatory has rescinded Bill Cosby‘s honorary doctorate of humanities.

According to a statement on the school’s website, the board of trustees made the decision this month.

The degree was presented to Cosby in 2010.

“Cosby’s admitted actions are not congruent with Oberlin College’s commitment to supporting survivors of sexualized violence, as reflected in its sexual misconduct policy, and do not epitomize the high standards Oberlin considers in awarding honorary degrees,” the statements said.

More than 40 women have come forward to publicly accuse Cosby, 78, of assaulting them over four decades, usually saying he drugged them first. No criminal charges have been filed against Cosby.

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