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How Low Can Harvard Go?

Oprah bestowed honor of addressing this year’s graduates.

11:31 AM, Jun 4, 2013 • By ALEXANDER KAZAM
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Oprah is widely admired for her rags-to-riches story, her entrepreneurial ambition and philanthropic impulses. But to say she lacks intellectual gravitas would be an understatement. President Faust, a notable scholar herself, should have thought twice before making this latest Faustian bargain with pop culture.

Alexander Kazam, a graduate of the Harvard class of 2011, is a Tikvah Fellow in New York.

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