University | 10:31 pm | March 5, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

Oprah Winfrey to speak at Harvard commencement

You get a degree! And you get a degree!
You get a degree! And you get a degree! Photo by Alan Light/Creative Commons.

Every Harvard student’s dreams came true on Monday when Harvard University announced that Oprah Winfrey will speak at the university’s Commencement this year.

Winfrey, who became famous for hosting “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for 25 years before she ended its run in 2011, will deliver the address during the Harvard Afternoon Exercise, which will take place in Harvard Yard on May 30.

“Oprah’s journey from her grandmother’s Mississippi farm to becoming one of the world’s most admired women is one of the great American success stories,” Harvard President Drew G. Faust said in a press release. “She has used her extraordinary influence and reach as a force for good in the world, with a constant focus on the importance of educational opportunity and the virtues of serving others.”

Who knows, maybe Winfrey will feel generous and give every audience member a Harvard degree. Or better yet, a car.

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