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Obama, Coach K, Oprah: Listen to 7 top 2016 commencement speech clips

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President Obama spoke during Rutgers University's 250th Anniversary commencement ceremony on May 15, 2016 in Piscataway, N.J. "I know that it's not always pretty. Really, I know," Obama joked to the graduating class, after urging them to have fait
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President Obama spoke during Rutgers University's 250th Anniversary commencement ceremony on May 15, 2016 in Piscataway, N.J. "I know that it's not always pretty. Really, I know," Obama joked to the graduating class, after urging them to have fait

It’s that time of year. Politicians, celebrities, sports figures and other famous people are speaking to the Class of 2016 graduates at various universities around the country. Here is a glance at what they’re saying.

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1) President Barack Obama speaks at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

President Obama during Rutgers University's graduation ceremony on May 15, 2016 told the graduates, "In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It's not cool to not know what you're talking about. That's not keeping it real, or telling it

 

 

2) Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson speaks at University of Wisconsin.

In Saturday’s commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin where he finished his college football career, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Wilson retold the story, in new detail, of being pushed out of N.C. State by former football coach Tom O’B

 

 

3) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at Hillsdale College in Michigan.

4) Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks at Duke University in North Carolina.

More than 5,000 undergrad and graduate students received their degrees Sunday at Duke. Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski joked with the graduates and offered advice about finding success.

5) Media superstar Oprah Winfrey speaks at Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina.

Oprah Winfrey gave the commencement address at Johnson C. Smith University on Sunday. She accepted invitation because 2 ‘daughter girls’ are among Class of 2016.

6) Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg speaks at U.C. Berkeley.

For the first time since her husband's death more than a year ago, Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook and author of Lean In, spoke publicly about how the unthinkable event changed her. She told the University of California Berkeley Class of 2016 gra

 

7) Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at Mercer University in Macon. Georgia.

President Jimmy Carter, who hails from Georgia, spoke to the Mercer class of 2016 during the commencement ceremony. He was followed by a performance by Gregg Allman.

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