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Kerry Washington to Deliver Commencement Address at George Washington University in May

The “Scandal” actress and GW alumna will also receive an honorary degree.

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Scandal fans, mark your calendars: Il Papa herself,
Kerry Washington, will be in Washington to deliver the commencement address for George Washington
University on the Mall on Sunday, May 19. Washington graduated magna cum laude from
GW in 1998 and will receive an honorary degree from the institution in addition to
addressing the crowd of gladiators in gowns. In a press release, GW president
Steven Knapp said the
Django Unchained actress “has captured the imagination of our students, and they will benefit greatly,
as they head out into the world, from hearing her perspective both as an alumna and
as a highly successful actor on stage, in film, and on television.” The press release
failed to mention whether Tony Goldwyn will be making an appearance to stare at her
creepily from afar.