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Obama to give commencement address at Arizona State (access required)

A rotation among Department of English faculty decides which professors must attend Arizona State University's commencement ceremony. Associate Professor Ayanna Thompson was thankful March 20 that her name came up this time around.That's because President Barack Obama will speak at the school's May 13 graduation ceremony."I never thought I would see a black president, let alone be ...

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