No Degree, But ASU Names Scholarship for Obama

University tries to save face after degree fiasco
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2009 8:57 AM CDT
Arizona State University will rename a scholarship for President Obama.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – Arizona State University won’t award President Obama an honorary degree during his commencement visit next month, but it will rename a scholarship program for him, the AP reports. ASU’s president, mocked for his refusal to grant Obama the degree, apologized for the “confusion.” “It has always been our intention to recognize and honor President Obama's accomplishments,” he said.