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Comedian/actor Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on September 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Drew University has joined the ranks of colleges separating themselves from Bill Cosby, revoking an honorary degree bestowed upon the comedian in 2002.

The New Jersey university voted in October to strip away the honor in light of increasing accusations of sexual assault against Cosby and made the announcement on Monday after a press outlet inquired about the degree, reports.

A handful of other colleges and universities have taken back honorary degrees from Cosby, including Brown, Fordham and Tufts.

Cosby denies the allegations against him, which number over 50.


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