Tufts rescinds Lance Armstrong’s honorary degree
Tufts University’s Board of Trustees has voted to rescind the honorary degree it conferred upon disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong in 2006, a university spokeswoman said. Multiple companies, including Nike and Anheuser-Busch, have dropped Armstrong from sponsorship deals in the wake of the anti-doping agency’s reports. Armstrong’s name was also recently dropped from his cancer-fighting charity, Livestrong Foundation. He had already stepped down as chairman of the foundation and resigned from its board of directors.