You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Specials

UMASS 150

Bill Cosby, in his own words

When Bill Cosby arrived at UMass in the early 1970s, he was a blossoming comedic and television star, with his established show “I Spy” and “The Electric Company” about to sweep the country. He received his master’s in education in 1972 and his doctorate in 1976. His 142-page thesis was titled “An Integration of the Visual Media via Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning.” Today, he lives in Western Massachusetts. And if you think he’s done talking and teaching 40 years later, you don’t know The Cos.

“After I finished a performance at The Cage, the dean approached me and said the dean of the School of Education would like to talk to you.”

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week