EAST LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan are speaking at Michigan State University’s December commencement ceremonies.

Michigan State says Moore — whose films include “Roger and Me” and “Bowling for Columbine —  will address a 2 p.m. Dec. 13 ceremony for undergraduates from the colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Natural Science and Nursing, as well as Lyman Briggs College.

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Moore will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from MSU.

Political columnist George Will also is to speak Dec. 13 and receive an honorary doctorate of humanities.

Sullivan is to speak at an advanced degree ceremony Dec. 12 and receive an honorary doctorate of laws. She’s an alumna of Michigan State’s James Madison College.

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“We have a dynamic combination of commencement speakers, whose diverse opinions will provide our graduates with interesting perspectives and stimulating conversation,” said MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, in a statement. “The respectful exchange of differing viewpoints is a marker of the healthy intellectual environment Michigan State models.”

The University of Virginia faces outrage over a Rolling Stone article about a gang rape at a fraternity house that wasn’t prosecuted. Sullivan has canceled fraternity and sorority activities until spring.

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