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Who (Obama, Gates, etc.) is speaking at 2014 graduation ceremonies

President Obama at 2013 Barnard College commencement (MANDEL NGAN - AFP/GETTY IMAGES) President Obama at 2012 Barnard College commencement (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama will speak at the 2014 University of California, Irvine commencement on Saturday, June 14, in Angel Stadium of Anaheim, heading an all-star list of  speakers for the upcoming graduation season at colleges and universities around the country.

Here are some of the announced speakers:

George Washington University, Washington D.C. — José Andrés, renowned chef and advocate for anti-hunger and nutrition programs around the world

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor — Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors

Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. — Bill and Melinda Gates, entrepreneurs and philanthropists

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. — Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state

Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. — Michael Bloomberg, former New York City mayor who is listed on the school Web site as “Entrepreneur, civic leader”

Oberlin College, Ohio — Thomas E. Perez, U.S. secretary of labor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. — Ellen Kullman, the CEO and chairwoman of DuPont

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.



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