Bill Cosby No Longer A Doctor
To be perfectly honest, we always thought that giving celebrities honorary doctorates just because they are famous is stupid. It devaluates traditionally acquired doctorates and it makes said institutions seem frivolous. Plus, you never know what these celebrities might get themselves into. Not that this is not true for “regular” doctors, but still.
Today, we are learning about the first case ever of an honorary doctor getting their doctorate rescinded and it is Bill Cosby. He just got his honorary doctorate from the Fordham University cut, by a unanimous decision of the board.
The University justified their decision (as if justification was needed) by saying that the newly-public depositions have confirmed many of the allegations made against once-beloved comedian and that the University deems Cosby unworthy of the honorary doctorate.