UPDATE 8:20 PM:
I’m writing in regards to Sean Kitchen’s recent article in the Raging Chicken about Governor Corbett receiving an honorary degree at Millersville’s commencement this year. While the initial letter from Dr. McNairy did include that information – that is not the case. He will not be receiving an honorary degree.
The Raging Chicken Press has just obtained the results of a right to know request filed against Millersville University. Millersville Alum Rizzo Mertz filed a right to know request against the university and we have found out that the governor is going to receive an honorary degree in Humane Letters. Mind you, this is the same governor who proposed a 50% and 20% cuts in consecutive budgets. Because of the first round of budget cuts, which was around 20%, and the cliff funding from the prior budgets, Millersville University had to cut their track and field and cross country programs.
The document in question is the 4th page of the RTK request. We will be following this story as it continues to unfold.