(CBS DETROIT) – Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has turned down a Harvard Fellow offer.

He made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter account.

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Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government made the announcement Friday stating Snyder would begin his appointment July 1.

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Following the news, backlash sparked on social media with users using the #NoSnyderFellowship.

Snyder was headed to Harvard University to teach and study subjects related to state and local government.

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