Cosby’s Alma Mater, Temple University, to Reconsider Honorary Degree Bestowed Upon Disgraced Comedian

Bill Cosby’s alma mater says it will reconsider an honorary degree awarded to the comedian more than two decades ago.

Temple University in Philadelphia made the announcement Thursday after a jury found Cosby guilty of drugging and molesting a Temple employee in 2004.

A school spokesman says the verdict “provides additional facts for the university to consider” with respect to the honorary degree.

Cosby received his bachelor’s from Temple and served on its board of trustees for decades before resigning in 2014. He received the honorary degree in 1991.

Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick O’Connor says he will recuse himself from discussions on the honorary degree. O’Connor represented Cosby in 2005 when he first faced allegations of sexual assault.

Dozens of other colleges have already revoked honors given to Cosby.

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