Following the news that Bill Cosby could face criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting more than 30 women, two more universities have decided to cut ties with the once-beloved actor. Tufts University in Massachusetts will rescind the honorary degree of arts it awarded Cosby in 2000 along with an award for excellence in children's media in 2011, Huffington Post reports. Meanwhile Goucher College in Maryland said it would withdraw the honorary degree awarded to Cosby when he spoke at their commencement ceremony in 2001.
Goucher President Jose Antonio Bowen condemned Cosby's actions:
[We] unanimously decided that Cosby's admitted actions are in direct violation of values Goucher holds dear, including our community principles of respect, communication, and responsibility. We must take a consistent stand against sexual misconduct and cannot accept Cosby's conduct as consistent with our values. Had this information been known at the time, I am confident Goucher would not have awarded this honor.
Tufts and Goucher join a long list of schools that have severed ties with Cosby in the wake of mounting allegations against him. Previously, Fordham, Marquette, Baylor, Lehigh University, and Wilkes University pulled degrees awarded to Cosby, and he resigned from the board of trustees at Temple University in December.