Howard University11:47 A.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you! Hello, Howard! (Applause.) H-U!AUDIENCE: You know!THE PRESIDENT: H-U!AUDIENCE: You know!THE PRESIDENT: (Laughter.) Thank you so much, everybody. Please, please, have a seat. Oh, I feel important now. Got a degree from Howard. Cicely Tyson said something nice about me. (Laughter.) I love you, President!THE PRESIDENT: I love you back.To President Frederick, the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, fellow recipients of honorary degrees, thank you for the honor of spending this day with you. And congratulations to the Class of 2016! (Applause.) Four years ago, back when you were just freshmen, I understand many of you came by my house the night I was reelected. (Laughter.) So I decided to return the favor and come by yours. [Related: Obama Appoints BE A.G. Gaston Award Recipient to Key Administration Post] To the parents, the grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, all the family and friends who stood by this class, cheered them on, helped them get here today — this is your day, as well. Let’s give them a big round of applause, as well. (Applause.)I’m not trying to stir up any rivalries here; I just want to see who’s in the house. We got… Read full this story
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