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Rowling’s alma mater awards her doctorate

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As if millions of fans and millions of dollars weren't enough, author J.K. Rowling received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Friday.

The creator of Harry Potter told Exeter University's graduating class: "I am a little worried because you are not all 9-year-olds, but you at the back do look as though you have come as wizards, which is comforting."

Rowling, 34, earned a French degree at Exeter in 1986. "At my own graduation, I had very little experience of personal failure or regret, I am pleased to say. I made up for that the moment I left university," she said.

The Edinburgh resident also has an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.