Amherst Latest to Rescind Cosby Degree

October 20, 2015

Amherst College is the latest of nine total colleges to rescind an honorary degree from Bill Cosby. The Amherst Board of Trustees voted Saturday to revoke the degree awarded in 1999.

"The board believes the violation of the values for which it was awarded is clear and exceptional," a statement from the college said.

At least 17 other colleges and universities are discussing or officially considering rescinding honorary degrees they awarded to the actor and comedian.

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