Thursday, June 30, 2016

UConn Revokes Bill Cosby Honorary Degree


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."

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder what took them so long...

Anonymous said...

Dear Bill.. you should have never tried to buy CBS. This is what happens to negroes who think they achieve more than they should. Know your place, stay in your lane and all will be well. Cause you see, you can be convicted of absolutely nothing and our network will destroy you. smh @ UCONN

ZiZip said...

Indeed 12:09 Indeed !

Anonymous said...

shut up. yall know he drugged and raped those women................

Anonymous said...

That sucks and it's unfair.

Jenea Nicole said...

12:09 & 12:17 if you people don't sit the fuck down somewhere and stop with this trying to buy the network bullshit! He admitted from his own lips to drugging and raping women! BOTTOM LINE!

Anonymous said...

He should be dragged through the mud for drugging and raping women. I have no pity for this man. What he did is unethical, and a crime which he admitted. Every degree giving to him should be revoked. Who wants a relationship with a serial rapist?

No Google said...

HOTEP ALERT @ 12:09 PM

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Unknown said...

This is a both/and....he shouldn't have drugged those women and because he tried to buy CBS and has funded HBCUs, among other initiatives focusing on impacting Black communities, his dirty laundry got aired. I am certain that none of this would have gotten out if he would have "stayed in his place". My other things is, are they going to give him back his Ms that he has shelled out over the years.

Anonymous said...

I'm tired if Black people always making excuses for Black men. I seen it my entire life. Some would be more responsible if we'd hold them to task instead of saying its the White
man's fault. Hannibal Burress (A lack man) re-ignited this storm. Cheating on his wife, talking to these women he set it all in motion

Anonymous said...

I can only hope that any man/woman who believes in Cosby's innocence has read the transcripts' and what he has ALREADY admitted to in a past deposition. They should also take a moment to imagine their mother/ sister/ daughter being drugged by a man and then sexually assaulted but physically unable to stop him. I will agree that his fame and wealth likely kept him from being discovered and it is possible that this was all aired now to stop him from growing - but he did it none the less...words came from his own mouth.

Unknown said...

Yes, he was wrong for what he did. No questions there. However, you must not know how the entertainment and political arenas work. Or, you just may be underestimating what really goes on behind the scenes. Do some digging and you will know that what he did was know for years by people who did the same, or worse. He definitely violated in some way and to those who offended, it had nothing to do with the women. They just used those unfortunate circumstances to bring him down, using the victims as pawns.

Sunni Daze said...

Did they give him back any of the money he donated to their instituition.

@1:43 you are so right

Anonymous said...

@ 1:43 PM, It is a shame that even with an unsealed, sworn deposition where he admitted to what he is accused of, people still don't believe it. Their judgment is clouded because of his celebrity status. Heathcliff Huxtable is dead and they need to get over him.

@ 12:32 PM, Exactly!

@12:09 PM, It was NBC, not CBS. Supposedly he did not have the money to purchase the network, but had the ability to pull together investors that could purchase it as a group, which sort of makes more sense, but I digress. Once it was denied, that was the end of that.

Please stop with the conspiracy theories. That attempted network purchase story has nothing to do with him being an accused sex abuser. If it did the allegations of today's magnitude would have surfaced back then. They would have had an even greater impact on his career when he was more popular and holding down a weekly prime-time TV slot and commanding large sponsorship fees. Give it some thought.

@ 12:38 PM, That's not Hotepish, that's coonish.

@ 3:06 PM, If he used the financial contributions as write-offs he has already benefited from them and should not expect to get them back. Otherwise he could have kept his money in his pocket and paid higher taxes or invested it or did something else with it. It is highly likely that people that make donations in the amounts that he is known to have given do so to offset financial liabilities. They don't just give away that kind of money.

I don't care how the entertainment industry or any other industry works. There are shady people in all walks of life. Right is right and wrong is wrong.

He appears to be a sick and wicked individual that, perhaps, used money to cover up his indiscretions until the funk hit the fan. None of us will never know the real Bill Cosby. Even those that probably thought they knew.

Anonymous said...

@10:04 Finally somebody with some sense

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