Editor's note: Mark Preston is the political editor for CNN.
By Mark Preston
Keep the honorary degree - I'd take the scholarship program.
Arizona State University's refusal last week to present an honorary degree to President Obama cast an unnecessary dark cloud over the school and forced officials to do something they apparently were trying to avoid: recognize the president for his accomplishments.
Instead of giving him a piece of paper, the school now has named its "most important scholarship program" after him - and the controversy still hasn't gone away.
Filed under: President Barack Obama
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