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Rachel Maddow Delivering Smith College Commencement Speech, Students Go Wild For News (VIDEO)

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Rachel Maddow will deliver the commencement address at Smith College this spring, and the student reaction at the all-women's college couldn't have been more positive.

Smith College president Carol T. Christ announced the news to a gathering of students. As she continued to hint that it was Maddow, describing the chosen speaker as a Stanford graduate, a Rhodes Scholar, a political analyst, and a TV host, the crowd cheered louder and louder as they collectively realized it was Maddow.

Maddow, who lives in Massachusetts when not filming her show in New York, will address the college's graduating class on May 16.

She will also receive an honorary degree.

Watch the crowd reaction below: