Obama's Honorary Degree Fallout: ASU Says "We Blew It," Alumni Rescind Donations

by Benjamin Domenech on 12:42 pm April 15, 2009

The Arizona State University community is expressing anger and embarrassment in response to ASU’s decision not to award President Barack Obama an honorary degree when he gives the commencement speech there next month. An ASU spokesperson now confesses, “we blew it,” and concedes that the university likely would have conferred the honorary degree, but once it became a controversy, ASU administrators were too worried about appearing insincere.

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