Newswire: Fordham and Marquette strip Bill Cosby of his honorary degrees

While having to address the issue of America’s least-loved comedian (sorry, Jeff Dunham) is always a huge bummer, at least today’s news offers some sort of step in the right direction. According to Vulture, both Fordham and Marquette University have revoked the honorary degrees they had awarded to Bill Cosby. This is reportedly the first time either university has annulled an honorary degree. And while you might wonder why the schools waited until now to take this step—given that almost the entire world cut their associations with the comedian months ago—waiting until classes were back in session, and students could be present for the decision, likely gives the action more weight.

Fordham had awarded Cosby the degree for his role in “breaking the color barrier in American television and popular culture” and for being an “inspirational figure.” In annulling the honorarium, the Board Of Trustees released …

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