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May 13, 2013

Rolling Stone picks up Wayne State commencement story

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sugar-man-sixto-rodriguez-awarded-honorary-degree-20130510

Sixto Rodriguez flew under the radar when he received a philosophy degree from Wayne State University in 1981, but now the folk singer, songwriter and subject of last year's Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man is quite a bit more famous. The Detroit college honored Rodriguez, a city native, with a Doctor of Humane Letters, according to The Associated Press. Wayne State celebrated Rodriguez for his "musical genius and commitment to social justice" during its commencement ceremonies at Ford Field.

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