University of Connecticut trustees voted unanimously on Wednesday to revoke the honorary doctorate awarded to Bill Cosby in 1996.
It is the first time the university has revoked an honorary degree...
According to reports the action was spurred by the president of UConn's student government.
The resolution to rescind reads in part,
"Since the conferring of this honorary degree, Mr. Cosby has admitted, in sworn depositions that he engaged in conduct that is incongruent with the values of the University of Connecticut. The University respects the principles of due process and Mr. Cosby's right to a fair and public trial on the criminal charges against him. But the conduct which he admitted in his sworn testimony provides compelling reasons for the University of Connecticut to consider the revocation of his honorary degree."