The Secretary of State returned to her former school for an honorary degree.
Wired PR News – Hilary Rodham Clinton returned to her alma mater 36 years after obtaining her law degree for an honorary one. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Secretary of State surprised Yale graduates Monday after being introduced at their commencement ceremony.
As noted by the AP, Clinton spoke briefly at the school’s 308th commencement ceremony about her time at the Ivy League School. She is quoted by the AP as also expressing hopes that the graduates would, “use every creative gene you have… on behalf of the public good.”
Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh, who is reportedly a nominee for State Department legal advisor, and a potential pick for Supreme Court justice is quoted in the report as stating after the ceremony, “Everyone who got the honorary degrees were in these seats not that long ago… And you know, what they know is, they could be a mother, a lawyer and U.S. senator, Secretary of State, presidential candidate. There’s no limit. That’s what they should think. There’s no limit to what they can do.”