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Honorary degree recipient and NBA legend Bill Russell passes away at 88

11-time NBA champion Bill Russell’s Twitter account announced Sunday that the former Boston Celtic and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient passed away at the age of 88. Russell received an honorary doctorate in humanities from the University in 2001.  

11-time NBA champion Bill Russell’s Twitter account announced Sunday that the former Boston Celtic and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient passed away at the age of 88. Russell received an honorary doctorate in humanities from the University in 2001. 


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