Better late than never? The president of Arizona State University, Michael M. Crow, says he may award President Obama that honorary degree after all. The controversial decision to withhold an honorary degree from the president, who will be speaking at the university’s commencement, was not an “intended slight,” Crow told Politico. “We had not yet talked about what honors we might give him as our commencement speaker, and we still have a month to work all that out,” he continued. A Chinese official, a Canadian politician, an aloe-vera magnate, and a number of donors have been awarded ASU honorary degrees in the past. “Because President Obama’s body of work is yet to come, it’s inappropriate to recognize him at this time,” a spokesman for the university said Tuesday.
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