Greg Mortenson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fontbonne University rescinding graduation speech invite to "Three Cups of Tea" author http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fontbonne-university-rescinding-graduation-speech-invite-three-cups-tea-author <p><strong>Updated 1:45 p.m. April 28:</strong></p><p><em>Via the Associated Press:</em></p><p>Fontbonne University announced Thursday that the &quot;Three Cups of Tea&quot; co-author won&#39;t deliver its May 21 commencement speech nor receive an honorary degree.</p><p>The school noted in a brief statement that it has been unable to reach Mortenson to discuss allegations raised in a recent &quot;60 Minutes&quot; investigation (see below for details). The CBS News program reported that the book is filled with inaccuracies and that Mortenson&#39;s charitable organization has taken credit for building schools that don&#39;t exist.</p><p>Faculty and student leaders at the private Catholic school also voted to rescind Mortenson&#39;s invitation. The author has become a celebrated humanitarian for his work establishing schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan.</p><p> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:31:38 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 970 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fontbonne University rescinding graduation speech invite to "Three Cups of Tea" author