Corbett gets cool reception at Pa. graduation

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett got a cool reception when he addressed a central Pennsylvania university’s graduating class.

The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News (http://bit.ly/19M1nV0 ) says the that when the governor stepped to the microphone Saturday at the Millersville University ceremony, about a dozen students turned their chairs away from the stage.

About half of the faculty members wore yellow pins saying “I support public education,” and a few also turned their chairs away.

A black armband protest that had been discussed on campus failed to materialize.

Some students and faculty members had objected to Corbett’s appearance, citing proposed cuts in funding for state universities.

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Information from: The Patriot-News, http://www.pennlive.com/patriotnews

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