Oprah Winfrey Will Speak at Harvard Commencement

By Kaitlyn Johnston | Boston Daily |

Oprah Winfrey Will Speak at Harvard Commencement. “Oprah’s journey from her grandmother’s Mississippi farm to becoming one of the world’s most admired women is one of the great American success stories,” Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust said in a statement. “She has used her extraordinary influence and reach as a force for good in the world, with a constant focus on the importance of educational opportunity and the virtues of serving others.” In other celebrities-speaking-on-campus news, Ice-T will speak at UMass Boston tomorrow.  [The Crimson]

Cardinal Sean O’Malley On His Longshot Candidacy for the Papacy. “It seems kind of surreal,” O’Malley told the National Catholic Reporter from Rome. “I guess I don’t pay that much attention to it. I realize that it’s out there, but I’m a very dark horse. As I told the people in Boston, I bought a round-trip ticket, and I think I’ll need it.”  [National Catholic Reporter]

Obama Taps Two for Department of Energy, EPA Jobs. The president selected Ernest J. Moniz, a physicist at MIT, to lead the Department of Energy, and Gina McCarthy, a Canton native who worked in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the Globe.  [Boston.com]

Feds Shut Down Fung Wah Because The Bus Line Wouldn’t Cooperate. The U.S. Department of Transportation shut down Fung Wah service and later revoked its operating license after the bus company stopped cooperating with federal safety inspectors. The AP reports that Fung Wah also blocked access to its safety records.  [AP]

Feel-Good Story of the Day: 106-Year-Old Beverly Man Earns High School Diploma. Fred Butler, the oldest resident in Beverly, graduated in a mini ceremony in the Beverly High School library.  [WBZ]

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