A year after drama, Obama, Tchen, Duncan get honorary degrees

From Crain’s Chicago Business:

A year after Arizona State University decided President Barack Obama wasn’t worthy of an honorary degree, he and some of his top aides — along with a number of Chicago-area executives — are collecting the honors from various colleges.

Tina Tchen, White House director of the Office of Public Engagement, will receive an honorary degree from Knox College in Downstate Galesburg next week; Education Secretary Arne Duncan received one from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood got one from Loras College in Iowa.