Swarthmore College rescinds Cosby's honorary degree



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has rescinded an honorary degree it awarded to Bill Cosby.

The college joins a growing number of schools distancing themselves from the entertainer amid sexual assault allegations.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1jKvOGB ) the school's board voted Saturday to rescind the degree he was given in 1995. The college announced the decision to the school community on Monday.

Dozens of women have accused Cosby of molesting them decades ago. He has denied the allegations and has not been charged with a crime.

Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith says in a statement that Cosby's "admitted personal behaviors" are inconsistent with the school's values.

In a deposition released earlier this year, Cosby acknowledged using Quaaludes during consensual sexual encounters.

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