UNC chancellor recommends Board of Trustees revoke Bill Cosby's honorary degree

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Yale is the latest university to rescind the honorary degree they previously awarded Bill Cosby following his sexual assault conviction.

"Yale is committed to both the elimination of sexual misconduct and the adherence to due process", Conroy said.

It comes less than a week after jurors in Pennsylvania convicted 80 year old Cosby of three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault on former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, at his Philadelphia home back in 2004.

"With Mr. Cosby's conviction, we expect the trustees to take up the matter of his honorary degree at their next meeting", spokesman John Beckman said. His sentencing will be determined on July 11th.

It is unknown at this time if or when a vote will take place.

The New Haven institution becomes the second university in CT to strip Cosby, who was convicted of sexual assault last month, of an honorary degree. This is the first time that FIT has recommended that an honorary degree be revoked. "Because we have all suffered the consequences of his actions for decades". He's facing up to 30 years in prison, 10 years for each of the three counts he was found guilty on.

In its statement, the Cosby jury said its decision was not influenced in any way by factors other than what was seen and heard in the courtroom. "Colby will also convene a group of students, faculty, staff, and trustees to review its policies regarding rescission of honorary degrees".

"In 1991, based on his career achievements, Temple awarded an honorary degree to William Cosby", the statement said. He said he also believed the testimony of five other women who said that Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted them.

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