USC revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree after assault conviction

first_imgUSC rescinded comedian Bill Cosby’s honorary degree after he was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault Thursday, the University said in an email to the Daily Trojan. The conviction is a result of allegations that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand in 2004, one of about 60 women who have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them. Cosby could spend up to 30 years in prison, but his exact sentence will be decided at a sentencing hearing within the next 60 to 90 days. In 1998, Cosby gave the commencement speech at USC’s 115th graduation ceremony, where he also received the honorary doctorate of fine arts. A USC News article published shortly after the ceremony described Cosby’s 40-minute speech as “part stand-up comedy and part Sunday sermon.”Along with USC, Cosby has received a number of honorary degrees from major universities in the past — in a 1999 New York Times article, Cosby’s spokesman, David Brokaw, estimated he had received over 100 degrees. After multiple women accused Cosby of sexual assault, numerous universities rescinded his honorary degrees in 2014 and 2015, including Brown University and Fordham University. Following his conviction on Thursday, more universities rescinded degrees awarded to Cosby, including Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie Mellon University, according to Forbes. USC declined to comment on their decision to rescind Cosby’s honorary degree.last_img read more

Syracuse blown out by No. 6 Cornell, 5-0

first_img Published on February 6, 2018 at 9:32 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Feb. 6, 2018 at 10:09 p.m.No. 6 Cornell (15-7-3, 11-5-2 Eastern College Athletic Conference) drubbed Syracuse (9-17-2, 8-5-1 College Hockey Association), 5-0, on Tuesday at Lynah Rink in Ithaca. After the last game of its non-conference schedule, SU finished with one win and 12 losses outside of the CHA.SU struggled to begin the game, allowing three goals in the first period. After two goals from Cornell sophomore Kristin O’Neill in the first 15 minutes, Syracuse’s lone penalty in the period turned into a Cornell powerplay goal via junior forward Diana Buckley.Halfway through the first period, Orange freshman Emma Polaski hit the post on one of Syracuse’s three shots in the first period.In the second period, two goals in a span of six minutes pushed the Big Red lead to five, an insurmountable deficit for SU. O’Neill completed her hat trick with six minutes remaining in the period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile SU had one more powerplay opportunity than Cornell, it could not convert any into goals. This is the second time in three games that SU has not scored.Freshman goaltender Edith D’Astous-Moreau started in place of usual starter, senior goaltender Abbey Miller, and saved 32 of 37 shots. This was the freshman’s third start of the season and her first since Jan. 9, also against Cornell.With six games remaining before the CHA tournament, the Orange return to conference play when it faces Rochester Institute Technology at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 9.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Kristin O’Neill, Edith D’Astous-Moreau and Abbey Miller were misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets these errors. Commentslast_img read more