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Goucher rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Goucher rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Towson's Goucher College has become the most recent university to rescind an honorary degree to embattled entertainer Bill Cosby.

In a letter dated Thursday that was emailed to the Goucher community, Goucher President Jose Bowen wrote that the board of trustees voted unanimously Wednesday night to take away the honorary doctorate of humane letters that it had awarded Cosby in 2001.

"Troubling accusations have come forward about Cosby having nonconsensual sexual relations with women, and as more and more women came forward this past summer, new evidence revealed Cosby knowingly gave women drugs to encourage sexual relations," Bowen wrote.

"Had this...