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Lena Dunham honored at university graduation ceremony

WENN, Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:08am (PDT)
  • "Girls" star Lena Dunham donned a traditional cap and gown on Sunday as she was honored at a university graduation ceremony in her native New York.

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    The Golden Globe-winning writer/actress was selected to receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the highest accolade given out by the private women's liberal arts college.

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    Dunham, who graduated from Ohio's Oberlin College in 2008, received the medal at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, and took to her Twitter page to post a photo of herself in her long, black ceremonial robe. She tweeted, "I'm a guest at Barnard College graduation today. At my own graduation I sobbed, hit my mother & fell asleep so pretty psyched for a redo."

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    Later in the evening, Dunham was honored again at a fundraiser she spearheaded to raise money for Brooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center.

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