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Thousands set to graduate from MSU

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CORRECTION: The president of the Ford Foundation is Darren Walker. An earlier version of the story used another name.

Thousands of graduates will cross the stage to collect their degrees from Michigan State University this weekend.

The Spring Convocation at the Breslin Center kicks off a busy weekend of graduation ceremonies at MSU today at 1 p.m. The main speaker will be Kirk Gibson, a legendary football and baseball player at MSU who went on to a long career in major league baseball. Gibson is also the founder of  the Kirk Gibson Foundation, which supports awareness and treatment efforts for those with Parkinson’s disease. WKAR.org will provide a live webcast of the convocation.

The president of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker, will address the advanced degree ceremony starting at 3:30, also at the Breslin Center.

Ceremonies continue through Sunday, and that means lots of traffic around the MSU campus all weekend.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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