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Actor John Goodman’s Honorary Degree Delayed

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Missouri State University says actor John Goodman will not receive an honorary degree from the Springfield school on Friday as scheduled.

Instead, the university will confer the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters on one of its most famous graduates at its August convocation.

The Springfield News-Leader reports university president Clif Smart said Thursday that Goodman couldn’t attend Friday’s ceremonies because his daughter was graduating from college on the same day.

Goodman is a 1975 graduate of what was then called Southwest Missouri State University.

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