Why didn't President Obama recieve an honorary degree from Notre Dame?

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  1. COCOBEWARE profile image55
    COCOBEWAREposted 9 years ago

    Why didn't President Obama recieve an honorary degree from Notre Dame?

  2. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 9 years ago

    I think he did -- it was Arizona that didn't give him one (he spoke at both commencements).

  3. COCOBEWARE profile image55
    COCOBEWAREposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Teresa... it was so many issues surrounding these schools I have them mixed up. Why didn't he get one from Arizona?

  4. lkbarrett profile image52
    lkbarrettposted 9 years ago

    President Obama accepted an honorary JD (Juris Doctor, or doctor of law degree)from Notre Dame on May 17, as part of his participation as key speaker in the school's commencement ceremony. Such honors are fairly common for celebrated speakers who are invited based on their accomplishments.

    The University of Arizona demurred from offering the President a degree, stating that the school's tradition was to honor those with longer records of accomplishment than Mr. Obama. Although many sources I read suggested a racist stance as the reason Mr. Obama was not honored, other key speakers awarded honors from ASU were Mexican, Asian, and African-American. All had records of accomplishments of more than a decade. ASU did  name a major scholarship for the President as recognition of his commitment to higher education for all Americans.

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    thewrightstuff9posted 9 years ago

    He didn't get one from Arizona.... and the answer to your question is because the man is a freaking retarted ass moron.

 
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