Alec Baldwin and Amy Poehler addressed Harvard students at their graduation this week.
The pair each made a speech to the delighted students that formed the class of 2011 at the famous Massachusetts school.
Native, Poehler joked about her own education in Boston on Wednesday, saying, “Just because you’re wicked smart doesn’t mean you’re better than me. I graduated from BC (Boston College): ‘The Harvard of Boston.’ Though we all know, Harvard is the Harvard of Harvard.”
She also made reference to Harvard graduates Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins, saying, “(Harvard is) filled with people who get rich by inventing things, and people who get rich suing the people who invented things.”
Baldwin retained the light-hearted tone but ended on a serious note, by encouraging the students to use their knowledge to help change the world, according to the Boston Herald.
He said, “This country needs your help. You have the tools to change lives. There’s no limit to what you can do. Better people’s lives or liberate your countrymen. You have the power. Use it not just to do good, but to bring morality to the law... As I’ve grown older, I believe I would trade what I have for what you will have tomorrow afternoon.”