Oprah Winfrey to deliver Harvard address
March 4th, 2013
09:01 AM ET

Oprah Winfrey to deliver Harvard address

Oprah Winfrey will deliver the commencement address at Harvard University's 362nd graduation ceremony on May 30, the university said Monday.

"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 Faust said in a statement posted to the Harvard Gazette website Monday.

"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."

Winfrey will speak at the school's "Afternoon Exercises," which also serves as the Harvard Alumni Association's annual meeting, the school said.

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  1. Jim

    Lots of comments here. That's what CNN gets for blocking everyone's comments

    March 4, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Xib

    Just another woman on the planet, just another person in the world...nothing more.

    March 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |