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June 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Bill and Melinda Gates urge Stanford graduates to exercise optimism and empathy in solving world problems

While former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s commencement address at the University of Washington last Saturday generated some local coverage, it’s worth noting that Ballmer’s predecessor as Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates — along with his wife, Melinda Gates — gave a commencement speech that same weekend, some 800 miles to the south at Stanford University.

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