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The Best (and Weirdest) Advice from 2015's Famous Commencement Speakers | Matthew McConaughey

The Best (and Weirdest) Advice from 2015's Famous Commencement Speakers

Originally posted 05/18/2015 05:15PM

Graduation season is well underway, as many colleges and universities across the country have already celebrated, and said farewell, to the class of 2015. No graduation ceremony would be complete without a commencement address, often done by a renowned guest.

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Joe Biden to Yale Grads: 'Truly Connect with the World Around You'

Joe Biden to Yale Grads: 'Truly Connect with the World Around You'

Originally posted 05/18/2015 09:15AM

Vice President Joe Biden, who is known for speaking his mind, didn't mince words in his commencement address to Yale graduates on Sunday.

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89-Year-Old World War II Veteran Receives High School Diploma

89-Year-Old World War II Veteran Receives High School Diploma

Originally posted 05/12/2015 12:15PM

It took him over 70 years to do it, but World War II veteran Billy Mills has earned his high school diploma.

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79-Year-Old Grandmother Graduates College – Alongside Her Grandchildren

79-Year-Old Grandmother Graduates College – Alongside Her Grandchildren

Originally posted 05/05/2015 02:20PM

Rosa Salgado fulfilled her long-held American dream this past weekend – right alongside her two grandchildren.

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Veteran Receives Diploma 54 Years After High School Graduation Date

Veteran Receives Diploma 54 Years After High School Graduation Date

Originally posted 03/25/2015 12:30PM

When he was 17, Jimmie Turpin dropped out of Alvin High School in Texas to join the Navy.

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George Clooney's Fiancée's Graduation Photo Is a Must-See

George Clooney's Fiancée Amal Alamuddin Dons a Wig in Graduation Photo

Originally posted 07/17/2014 03:15PM

Just when Amal Alamuddin thought her graduation photos were tucked away in the family photo album for good, the Internet has rediscovered her big day – thanks to the interest that comes with being George Clooney's fiancée.

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Teen Drowns After Getting Tied to a Grocery Cart and Pushed into a Lake

Teen Drowns After Getting Tied to a Grocery Cart and Pushed into a Lake

Originally posted 05/27/2014 11:20AM

Georgia officials say an 18-year-old drowned just hours after graduating high school when he was tied to a shopping cart and pushed into a lake as part of a game with friends.

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Emma Watson Graduates from Brown University (Photo)

Emma Watson Graduates from Brown University

Originally posted 05/25/2014 05:00PM

It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

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WATCH: College Student Overcomes Stutter to Give Moving Graduation Address

Indiana University Grad Overcomes Stutter to Deliver Inspiring Commencement Speech

Originally posted 05/22/2014 08:30AM

This year's Indiana University commencement speaker has a stutter – but that didn't stop him from delivering a moving speech that has gone viral.

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Dr. Jen Arnold Tells Graduates Not to Be Like 'Dr. McDreamy'

Dr. Jen Arnold Tells Graduates Not to Be Like 'Dr. McDreamy' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/20/2014 03:00PM

For Dr. Jen Arnold, having the power to heal also comes with great responsibility.

Speaking to the 2014 graduating class of West Coast University in Irvine, California, on Sunday, the star of TLC's The Little Couple shared her own experiences growing up with skeletal dysplasia and developing a strong bond with her own surgeon, as she had to have dozens of surgeries throughout the years.

"Each of you graduates has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through your profession," she told a crowd of more than 4,000, including 650 graduates entering the healthcare field. "Now that you have the power to heal, can you maintain the courage to be humble?"

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