ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The selection of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to deliver the spring commencement address at the University of Michigan is drawing opposition in part because of his proposed cuts to education funding.
The school announced Monday that the Republican governor would speak April 30 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The university says it's customary for the school to invite a newly elected governor to speak at commencement and get an honorary degree.
AnnArbor.com says opponents of Snyder's selection created an online petition asking the school to reconsider.
Snyder is a University of Michigan alumnus. The school's Committee on Honorary Degrees has recommended that Snyder receive a Doctor of Laws degree. The Board of Regents is expected to decide Thursday at its meeting in Detroit whether to approve the degree.
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