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UMES Wants Bill Cosby Honorary Degree Rescinded

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore along with two other of the state’s universities are asking to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree.

The move follows the former comedian’s conviction of drugging and sexually assaulting women.

WBOC reports that UMES gave Cosby the degree in 1998 when he addressed the school during a commencement ceremony.

The television station reports that some students it talked with said it was the right thing to do.

Senior Ben Webster said that it was necessary to address the issue of sexual violence and harassment.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.