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Statement on Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

October 20, 2015

University statement in response to questions about William H. Cosby, Jr., who received an honorary degree from GW in 1997:

While we are shocked and disturbed by the allegations against Mr. Cosby, honorary degrees are conferred at a moment in time, based on what the university knows about the honoree at that time.  It has never been the university’s practice to rescind an honorary degree.