Obama May Get Honorary ASU Degree After All; Officials Still Meeting About Issue
Arizona State University President Michael Crow and other ASU officials have been in a long meeting this afternoon to decide how to best honor President Barack Obama when he arrives to give a commencement speech, say his secretary.
Crow (pictured) and ASU have been the target of jokes and jabs since news broke that the university wouldn't bestow an honorary degree on Obama. A spokesman told news outlets that the honor was reserved for people who had a solid track record behind them, not someone whose "body of work is yet to come."
We expect a full reversal of that decision to be announced this afternoon -- it looks like Crow is going to have to eat some.
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Officials say they'll notify New Times and other media outlets of the decision once the meeting breaks up. We'll update this post as soon as we hear something.
[UPDATE 4/11/09: Click here]
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