Boston College rescinds honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston College announced Friday that it has rescinded an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 1996 following his rape conviction earlier this week.

The college is the latest of many universities to rescind degrees to the fallen comedian. Temple University, Cosby’s alma mater, also said Friday that it had revoked his honorary degree.

A jury found Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and molesting a Temple employee in 2004.

A judge has ordered that Cosby remain on house arrest pending sentencing.