Ex-Governor Snyder Withdraws From Harvard Fellowship After Backlash

Former Governor Rick Snyder is not headed to Harvard after all. On Twitter, he announced he will turn down the offer from the Harvard Kennedy School for a year-long appointment as senior research fellow. The Ivy League university was hit hard with a social media backlash citing Snyder’s handling of the Flint water crisis soon after revealing the appointment, which the former governor had been expected to start this week. Snyder said it would have been exciting to share his positive and negative experiences, but “our current political environment and its lack of civility makes this too disruptive.”