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At its graduation yesterday -- the school's 356th commencement -- Harvard awarded 6,871 degrees. Gates, too, received a degree, an honorary doctorate that he jested will come in handy in the future.
"I will be changing my job next year," Gates said, referring to his plan to give up his day-to-day role at Microsoft in July 2008 to spend more time running his foundation. "It will be nice to finally have a college degree on my resume."