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Michelle Obama to speak at UNI commencement

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 28, 2011 7:20 AM

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First lady Michelle Obama will speak at the University of Northern Iowa’s commencement ceremony.

According to a University of Northern Iowa press release, Obama will address up to approximately 1,900 students at the May 7 ceremony in the UNI-Dome.

To allow all graduates the opportunity to hear Obama’s speech, officials merged three ceremonies into one, according to the press release. Live streaming of the event will be available online.

According to the press release, UNI President Ben Allen said the first lady will discuss how higher education affected her life.

— by Emily Busse


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