“In all seriousness, I come here not to dispute the suggestion that I haven’t yet achieved enough in my life. I come here to embrace it; to heartily concur; to affirm that one’s title, even a title like president, says very little about how well one’s life has been led — and that no matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, more to learn, more to achieve.”
President Barack Obama
Commencement Address
Arizona State University, May 13, 2009
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Due to ASU’s “high standards” (yeah, right) regarding granting the POTUS an honorary degree because he hasn’t worked hard enough for it, the university, instead, is expanding its financial aid program and renaming it the President Barack Obama Scholars Program. Six students were presented as the scholarships first recipients per the White House press release.