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GM Chief Barra Expected To Get Honorary Degree

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - General Motors Co.'s chief executive Mary Barra is expected to get an honorary degree when she speaks at the University of Michigan's spring commencement.

U of M says Barra will speak at the May 3 event at Michigan Stadium.

The confirmation earlier in the day. Barra is expected to get an honorary doctor of engineering degree. The school's Board of Regents votes March 20 on whether to confer the degree. Five others are recommended for honorary degrees.

Barra is the first woman to head a major U.S. automaker.

The 52-year-old Barra took the top job at GM on Jan. 15 after chief executive Dan Akerson stepped down to help his wife battle cancer.

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