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Rutgers Expects President Barack Obama Commencement Speech to Draw 50,000

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    President Obama will speak to graduates at Rutgers Commencement on May 15th. (Published Friday, April 15, 2016)

    President Barack Obama will deliver Rutgers University's commencement speech in May.

    The university announced Thursday the president will speak at the school's 250th anniversary commencement on May 15 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. The event is expected to draw more than 50,000 people.

    More than 12,000 graduates are expected to receive their degrees.

    Rutgers University President Robert Barchi says it is the first time a sitting president has spoken at the school's commencement.

    Earlier this month, the school had announced journalist Bill Moyers would be the speaker.