• Oprah Winfrey receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University during commencement ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 30, 2013. (Elise AmendolaAP)


    Harvard Gets Oprah-ed

    The nine best bits from Oprah's commencement speech to Crimson grads.

    After receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree from Harvard Thursday morning, Oprah Winfrey spoke at Harvard’s commencement, addressing a sea of black and crimson red. From explaining her network’s initial flop to her views on gun-control politicking and coining the term “Beyoncéness,” Oprah prompted laughter and tears from her audience, which included grads from the class of 1940 all the way down to the newest alumni of 2013. A highlight of the best bits from the queen of talk’s Ivy League advice: