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Howard University

We Like Diddy

When He Talks Diddy

5/12/2014 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Howard University Diddy Speech

Howard University LOVED Sean "Diddy" Combs' commencement speech -- excuse us, Dr. Sean "Diddy" Combs -- even though some of us at TMZ found it to be a tad self-serving. 

A Howard University rep told us the school found the speech "impassioned" and "inspirational."

While some might have found the speech Diddy-centric, the Howard rep liked the endless "I" references, saying Diddy "shared his personal journey and encouraged students to be fearless, to dream, to fully embrace their inner power as well as endure to the finish line despite obstacles."

Based on what we've heard, most students gave Diddy high marks.

As did his story about running the NYC Marathon, we're sure. 

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Kobe_No_Means_No    

The competition for places in U.S. medical schools is among the most intense in higher education. Admissions officers place great emphasis on an applicant's scores on the Medical College Admission Test and on his or her grade point average in college, particularly in science courses.

In 2005 the mean combined score for black students who took the Medical College Admission Test was 21.2. (Each of the three sections of the MCAT test is scored on a scale of 1 to 15.) For whites, the mean score on the combined three portions of the MCAT test was 28.5. Therefore, the white score was about 18 percent higher than the mean score for blacks. The racial gap in MCAT scores has been virtually unchanged for the past decade.

The mean total college grade point average for black applicants to medical school in 2005 was 3.18. For whites, the average GPA was 3.54. If we examine grades in the all-important science courses, the mean black GPA was 2.99. For whites, the figure is 3.44.

If these institutions were to choose their students solely on test scores and college grades, it is clear that in the intense competition for places at medical schools in the United States, African Americans would be at a severe disadvantage in relation to the highest scoring whites. Under these cir***stances no blacks would be admitted to the nation's most selective schools of medicine.

78 days ago
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Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

This guy literally can't close his mouth. His mouth is like memory foam.

78 days ago
3.

YeahISaidIt    

Self-absorbed clown. As Jay-Z once rapped..you can pay for school but you can't buy class.

78 days ago
4.

I LUVtmz    

I'm sure once Kim saw Dr.Dre & how his pockets got REAL DEEP, she was thinking "I dun got the wrong brutha!!!!!" She's gonna have stink eye for meekly $150million dollar K-sway Kanye!!!! Jus sayn,...... you here me right Kanye?!

78 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

They embarrassed themselves by even inviting him

78 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

What do TMZ's high school dropouts know about college commencement addresses? Not much, apparently.

78 days ago
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BellaJ    

I wonder how many of TMZ's staff have run a half marathon. It's not exactly easy. If it were, everyone would do it

78 days ago
8.

Truth    

HOWARD'S DESPERATE. NO OTHER LEGIT SKOOL IN THE COUNTRY WUD GIVE THIS MOFO AN HONORARY PHD. WAT A JOKE! IF UR BLACK U QUALIFY ---> DONALD STERLING. #TRUTH!!

78 days ago
9.

01void    

Oh don't you wish you were there to listen to nothing.

78 days ago
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datruth    

He worked and earned his $$$ honestly. If it was a story about him going bankrupt, homeless or not paying child support you all still would have mounds of negative comments. Well he is rich and successful bitches....stop being a HATER like the owner of the clippers and let a negro breathe...DAMN!

78 days ago
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Rigby    

Hes sp ugly. His success is based off others. He was basically a hanger on

78 days ago
12.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Buy outs. And pissy needs a lip transplant...yuck

78 days ago
13.

moG    

You gotta be f.ing kidding me. A leader ..philanthropist .. blah blah blah. Boy has this world ever lowered their standards. LMFAO. They forgot to mention ghetto snipe.

78 days ago
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Charlie Sheen's Watch    

The guy is a freaking drop out. Is this the caliber of student at Howard University?

Is this the role model? Some black thug who drops out of high school?

Bunch of losers.

78 days ago
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static    

It's racism.

78 days ago
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