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UConn, Wesleyan Haven't Revoked Honorary Degrees For Cosby

UConn, Wesleyan Haven't Revoked Honorary Degrees For Cosby

A growing number of colleges and universities have rescinded honorary degrees given to comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against him but two Connecticut colleges are not among them.

Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago — the first criminal charges brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations.

Cosby gave a 1996 commencement address at UConn and was given an honorary doctorate of fine arts. A UConn spokesman said Wednesday that the issue of how to handle...

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