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ASU Stiffs Obama, Claims Too Inexperienced For Honorary Degree

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

ASU says that honorary degrees are given "for an achievement of eminence" and that Obama was not considered for an honorary degree because his body of achievements, at this time, does not fit within that criteria.

Obama ASU Address: Watch The Commencement Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for full video President Obama delivered the commencement address at Arizona State University on Wednesday night. Obama began by gently...

Breaking The ASU Story

Adam Sneed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Sneed

The firestorm following ASU's decision not to award Obama an honorary degree when he speaks at commencement in May still has criticism pouring into Tempe, but much of it is going to the wrong place.

POLL: 79% Of ASU Faculty Say Obama Should Receive Honorary Degree

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

TEMPE, ARIZONA - This week, two Arizona State University physics professors, Mike Thorpe and Jose Menendez, polled ASU faculty on whether President Ba...

ASU Says "We Blew It," Alumni Rescind Donations

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Although the ASU community is angry and embarrassed over the brouhaha, there is also a consensus that -- whether snub or snafu -- the incident will not affect Obama.

ASU Honorary Degree Policy For Sitting Politicians Not Documented

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

TEMPE, ARIZONA - Arizona State University became the unlikely focus of a political firestorm last week when news broke that ASU would not be conferrin...

ASU Apologizes, Establishes "Barack Obama Scholars" Program

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

ASU expects to enroll more than 1,000 Arizona students in the President Barack Obama Scholars program. The program will cover the full cost of tuition, fees, books, room, and board for students who come from families with the greatest financial need, typically those unable to attend a university.

Sam Stein

Obama And ASU: Who Has Received An Honorary Degree?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

William P. Carey founded and chaired the real estate investment-banking firm, W.O. Carey & Co. LLC, in New York City. His company owns more than 650 c...