COMMENCEMENT

Obama Laughs Off Degree Flap

President Obama addressed ASU graduates Wednesday and said that a much-discussed decision by the school to not award him an honorary degree because his "body of work" was too limited left no hard feelings. "I do think we all learned an important lesson," Obama said. "I learned to never again pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA bracket. It won't happen again. President Crow and Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS." Obama used the flap as a jumping off point for his speech, encouraging students to favor long term responsibility over short term gains in creating their own "body of work."