Franklin & Marshall latest to rescind Cosby honorary degree

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 21, 2015 1:29 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(Lancaster) -- A midstate college has become the latest school to rescind an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby. 

The board at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster recently voted to revoke the honor given 15 years ago when he was the commencement speaker. 

A spokeswoman says the school is also looking into returning the $100,000 Cosby gave to create a scholarship that has funded several students' graduate work. 

Court documents unsealed in July show the 78-year-old Cosby admitted extramarital relationships with several women, some of whom accuse him of sexual assault. 

Cosby has never been charged with a crime. 

Franklin & Marshall says the conduct is "egregiously in contrast to the college and our educational mission.'' 

Several other schools, including Fordham, Tufts, Baylor and Lehigh, have already pulled their Cosby degrees.

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