Statement from Father Jenkins rescinding Notre Dame’s 1990 honorary degree to Bill Cosby

Author: Notre Dame News

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“As a result of his conviction today on three felony charges in a sexual assault, the University of Notre Dame has rescinded the honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 1990. While certainly troubled by serious, public accusations made by multiple women against him, the University elected to wait until due process had been afforded the accused, and a verdict delivered, before rescinding the honor.”


Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.


University of Notre Dame