Shocker: Professor Who Nixed An Honorary Degree For Obama Getting Death Threats

Faculty and staff at ASU have taken a lot of heat over this issue. Laurie Chassin co-chairs the ASU Honorary Degree Committee along with Christine Wilkinson, but she is on sabbatical this year and is not involved in this year’s evaluations. According to a source within the administration, she reportedly received death threats after this story hit national news on Thursday. An ASU spokesperson said they started receiving hate-email within minutes after the story was published on Huffington Post. Crow’s office was barraged with so many calls that many went straight to voice mail.
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ASU, which had invited Barack Obama to deliver a commencement address, decided not to give The One an honorary degree concluding that he hadn’t accomplished enough to warrant one.  After the left (including most of the media) threw a fit about the decision, the university began to buckle.
But apparently the left isn’t done with ASU just yet.  Now a professor who co-chairs the board that originally nixed the honorary degree (but wasn’t actually in on that decision as she’s currently on sabbatical) is getting death threats.
Just another moment of unity and “new politics” brought to you by Barack Obama and his supporters.
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