Today Show host Ann Curry received a standing ovation after delivering the commencement address at Wheaton College in Massachusetts last Saturday—despite the fact that she was talking about the wrong school. According to Talking Points Memo, Curry listed the alumni of another Wheaton College—an evangelical school in Illinois—rather than the graduates of the formerly all-women college in Massachusetts. "It is with a heavy heart that I ask you to forgive me for mistakenly naming graduates of the other Wheaton College in my address," Ann Curry wrote in an open letter on Wheaton's Web site, thanking students for their applause despite the gaffe. "I am mortified by my mistake, and can only hope the purity of my motive, to find a way to connect with the graduates and to encourage them to a life of service, will allow you to forgive me," Curry wrote.
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