UConn revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool, File)

STORRS, Conn. (WTNH)– The University of Connecticut has revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary degree.

The Board of Trustees voted Wednesday morning to revoke Cosby’s degree unanimously after allegations of sexual misconduct.

During the meeting, each board member explained why they support the decision

Students also took to the podium to explain why they believe Cosby doesn’t deserve the honor.

The 78-year-od comedian and actor was awarded the degree in 1996. The university says it’s the first time it has revoked an honorary degree.

Related: Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case

This follows allegations of sexual misconduct after several women accused Cosby of drugging and assaulting them. The actor has denied these allegations.

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