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Clinton’s Coming—For How Long?
by Staff | Aug 18, 2013 12:03 pm
Posted to: Higher Ed
Amid speculation that she’s lining up an academic gig prior to a possible run for U.S. president, Hillary Clinton will be stopping by Yale.
The question is: Is it a one-day visit? Or the beginning of a new relationship?
The former secretary of the state and current front-running maybe-candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination will deliver an address and receive an “award of merit” at the Yale Law School during the Oct. 4-Oct. 6 alumni weekend. Clinton is a Yale law graduate.
She wasn’t originally scheduled to do that. Law school alumni received postcards this week announcing the sudden addition to the program. The law school then posted the information this weekend on its website.
That announced following the publication of this story in Politico, reporting that Clinton is in talks with Harvard, Yale, and several other universities about assuming some kind of academic post. Several of the schools have confirmed the talks; Yale spokesman Tom Conroy declined to.
Tags: Hillary Clinton, Yale Law School
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Hopefully just for the day. Universities pimping themselves so they can say “So and so was on our staff” is just sad.
Seems to me like there really is not much difference between the candidates on either side of the isle. All of them seem to come from the same schools and have been groomed for the top spot for decades. Would be nice to see fresh ideas from new types of candidates.
Oh wait.. that can’t happen. It could challenge the strangle hold of big energy, wall street, and big corporate.
I’m sure Clinton can make an impression, a worthy one, on the young minds at Yale. Sadly this impression will be limited to Yale students which already, just finishing a degree, are pretty much guaranteed a successful career.
I often wonder how bright New Haven’s future will be with such a large out of touch partner in Yale.