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Amy Poehler to speak at Harvard's 'Class Day'

April 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Comedian and actress Amy Poehler has been selected as this year's "Senior Class Day" speaker at Harvard.

The school announced on Tuesday that Poehler will address graduates and their families in Harvard Yard's Tercentenary Theatre on May 25.

The annual ceremony is scheduled the day before commencement. Poehler, a Boston College graduate, is known for her work on the late-night sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" and currently stars in the NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.