Fordham, Marquette rescind honorary degrees they gave Cosby
NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham and Marquette universities have rescinded from Bill Cosby honorary degrees amid allegations from women accusing the comedian of sexual assault.
The two Jesuit schools announced the actions Thursday.
In Milwaukee, Marquette's Board of Trustees approved a resolution rescinding an honorary degree presented to Cosby in 2013.
Fordham's Board of Trustees also voted to take back an honorary doctor of fine arts degree given to him in 2001.
Both schools say it is the first time they have rescinded an honorary degree.
Cosby admitted having extramarital relationships with several women, including some who now accuse him of sexual assault. He has never been charged with a crime.