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Groups Unhappy About GM CEO's Graduation Speech

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Two groups are objecting to the University of Michigan's decision to invite General Motors CEO Mary Barra to deliver the commencement address on Saturday.

The Graduate Employees Organization passed a resolution that calls on the Ann Arbor school to rescind Barra's speaking invitation.

The group cites her leadership in the delayed recall of millions of vehicles for faulty ignition switches tied to at least 13 deaths. The resolution was supported by the Student Union of Michigan.

GM spokesman Jim Cain tells The Detroit News the automaker has no comment.

Michigan says it has no plans to rescind Barra's invitation.

According to The Ann Arbor News, school spokesman Rick Fitzgerald says Michigan is "honored to have Mary Barra" and looks "forward to hearing her remarks on Saturday."

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