President Obama, Melinda Gates, Oprah Winfrey, the Dalai Lama and Stephen Colbert mixed tough love in their upbeat speeches and advice to this year’s grads. Here’s where they spoke — and what they said.
Oprah Winfrey, HarvardWinfrey told graduates they’ll face obstacles inevitably — learn from them and move on. She also said everybody, no matter how high, needs reassurance and validation. Winfrey urged the students to reach out to those they disagree with, “have more face-to-face conversations” with them. Read more.Elise Amendola/AP
If you have ever sat at a commencement speech and listened as a speaker droned on and on and on and on and on, then you might appreciate the following excerpts from some of the funniest speeches ever delivered at a graduation.
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The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.