Today and tomorrow, the Board of Trustees will meet to consider some of the most pressing matters facing the University. One of those issues, we hope, is whether Bill Cosby should keep the honorary degree that Penn awarded him in 1990.
Last week, new allegations surfaced that Cosby groped a woman at the 2004 Penn Relays. Now, more than 50 women have said that Cosby sexually assaulted them.
After the most recent allegations, we called for the University to revoke Cosby’s honorary degree. Cosby is at best a man of dubious moral character, and Penn shouldn’t continue to implicitly laud him by letting him keep his degree.
Now, we wish to reiterate our appeal — and this time direct it toward the Board of Trustees. Enough is enough. Cosby no longer deserves to be honored by the University. And we hope that the Board of Trustees acts at its meeting this week to revoke his honorary diploma.
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