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UConn votes to revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

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STORRS — University of Connecticut trustees voted Wednesday  to revoke an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby.

UConn Board of TrusteesThe university says it is the first time it has revoked an honorary degree. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to revoke the degree.

University Provost Mun Choi recommended taking back the degree in light of conduct he described as incongruent with the university's values.

UConn decision adds to the long list of colleges to take back Cosby’s honorary degree.  Some of those schools include Brown University, Springfield College, Marquette University and Fordham University. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst cut ties with Cosby in 2014. Cosby earned his master's and doctorate in education from the university in the 1970s.

Here in Connecticut, Cosby also has honorary degrees from Wesleyan and Yale, but no plans to take those degrees back have been announced. Wesleyan told FOX 61 it does not rescind honorary degrees.

UConn awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts to Cosby in 1996.

Dozens of women have accused the comedian of sexual misconduct. He has denied the allegations.