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Oprah Winfrey to give address at Harvard commencement

CAMBRIDGE — They are titans — one in academia, the other in entertainment — and come May 30, they will join in ceremonial pomp and circumstance when Oprah Winfrey gives the principal address at the after­noon exercises of Harvard’s 362d commencement.

The tapping of Winfrey for the much-coveted slot, announced Monday by the university, prompted cheers but also tittering about celebrity culture’s invasion of Harvard.

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