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Meryl Streep To Deliver Commencement Address at Barnard College

Meryl Streep To Deliver Commencement Address at Barnard College

Meryl Streep will deliver Barnard College’s commencement address on May 17, it was announced today!

The celebrated actress, 60, will address 600 members of the college’s class of 2010 and will receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction at a ceremony in New York City.

“[Meryl] is known for the perfection of her craft and for her painstaking preparation in each role she has undertaken,” Barnard president Debora L. Spar said in a statement. “And, outside of acting, she has used her brilliant voice to support the arts, international human rights, and the environment, as well as health issues of great importance to women and families including cancer, child health, and AIDS.”

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  • Cristobal

    Such a wonderful actress.

  • Lily

    God, I’d KILL to see that speech. Love her!

  • Katsaridoula

    MERYL IS THE BEST actress in the whole universe :-)

  • clau238

    SHE IS A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!

  • AYF99

    love her! she is sooo talented. Prada! mama mia! juilia!

  • Mary

    Meryl Streep is a Goddess.

  • lakers fan in boston

    never heard of the school but it must be pretty cool 2 have her at ur graduation speech
    im pretty sure she’ll have a great speech and she’ll probably be funny as she is a lot of times =]

  • Sarafina

    Great choice. I would love to be in that audience,love M.Streep

  • Barnadian!

    Barnard is the all women’s school of Columbia University.
    Please how have you not heard of my school!

    I’m glad she coming at my graduation ceremony! Last year it was Hillary, this year her.

    Barnard Baby. <3

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  • Jimmy

    She never went to Barnard as far as I know. In fact I don’t think she ever graduated from any university.

  • Jimmy

    Sorry she did graduate from Vassar amd got a MFA from Yale. Mea culpa. She’s decently educated.

  • pg 2010

    —Wouldn’t it be cool if the long rich and ‘once upon a time’
    serious artist Streep FINALLY made the move to reclaim her
    soul by doing her duty and spilling on Boomer Hollywood’s
    decades of franchise slum sellout and misc. financial ‘involvements’
    with the most awesome, and unoutted, genocidal regime history
    has EVER seen —-across the Pacific!?

    -Really! -wouldn’t it be coool!?

  • Sewing Machine Reviews

    I liked what she said about empathy. It is something I feel has been mocked in the last several years. But if you can make money with empathy, like actors, then it’s okay. I wish it was more valued.