Another Commencement worry for another university inviting Obama to their ceremonies. This time, Arizona State had invited Obama to come – then there was word that they were going to give him an honorary degree. They figured out – quickly – that many alumni are just not that into him and they backtracked on the honorary degree discussion.
Obama will attend and speak and they will announce a scholarship in his name.
They got it right: he has won an election but that alone is not worthy for an honorary doctorate. They have protected their highest academic honor.
REPEATABLE: I wonder what robe and motar board size TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) wears?