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Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree from Yale

The honors keep piling on. Yesterday, Secretary Clinton received an honorary degree from Yale University during its commencement ceremony. She already has a law degree from the institution, where she met her husband Bill. She received a standing ovation, and Yale President Richard Levin said: We have known of your brilliance from your days as ...

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Hillary Clinton, May 25, 2009, Thumbnail The honors keep piling on. Yesterday, Secretary Clinton received an honorary degree from Yale University during its commencement ceremony. She already has a law degree from the institution, where she met her husband Bill. She received a standing ovation, and Yale President Richard Levin said:

We have known of your brilliance from your days as a student in the Yale Law School. … Now we admire your bravery in confronting ancient enmities, and your boldness in seeking peace.

In a short speech in a separate commencement ceremony for Yale Law School, Clinton encouraged graduates to apply for jobs in the State Department, USAID, and the Obama administration.

Photo: Thumbnail from Associated Press

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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