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The University Wants Back the Honorary Degree, Please

You’ve heard the news: All those allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby have done significant damage to his public image. And now the decline of his reputation has accelerated in academic circles. The list of colleges that have chosen to revoke honorary degrees that they awarded to Mr. Cosby — he’s said to have received dozens — appears to be growing with each passing month.

The revocations have received attention in part because such a decision is so rare.