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In this April 18, 2008 photo, then U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton holds hands with Maya Angelou as they are applauded following a program at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll)

In this April 18, 2008 photo, then U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton holds hands with Maya Angelou as they are applauded following a program at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll)

 

Statement from President Clinton on the Death of Maya Angelou

Statement
With Maya Angelou’s passing, America has lost a national treasure; and Hillary and I, a beloved friend.
The poems and stories she wrote and read to us in her commanding voice were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace.
I will always be grateful for her electrifying reading of “On the Pulse of Morning” at my first inaugural, and even more for all the years of friendship that followed.
Now she sings the songs the Creator gave to her when the river “and the tree and the stone were one.”
Our deepest sympathies are with Guy and his family.

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Friday, May 30, 2014
10 AM EDT

On Friday, May 30, join Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, Rebecca Winthrop, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and Kennedy Odede, Founder of Shining Hope for Communities, for an online discussion on the state of global education for girls.

We have seen the threat against girls’ education made real again, this time in the horrific kidnapping in Nigeria. Through this conversation, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, will highlight the gains we have made in girls’ education around the world over the past twenty years and the gaps that still remain, as well as discuss policies and programs that are working to improve education for girls.

You are critical to this conversation on why girls’ education is essential to communities, economies, and societies. RSVP to watch the Google Hangout live and contribute to our discussion by submitting your questions.

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We hope you’ll join us on Friday at 10 AM.

Sincerely,
The No Ceilings Team

Congratulations to Dr. Lynn L. Simpson as the inaugural holder of this prestigious professorship!

 

New Professorship Announced in Ob/Gyn for Hillary Rodham Clinton

May 27, 2014

Dr. Lynn L. Simpson

 

A recent donation to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons will fund a new professorship named for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lynn L. Simpson, chief of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was selected as the first holder of this appointment. This marks the fourth endowed chair to be added to the Department since 2011.

 

 

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If you have signed up for exclusive previews of Hillary’s book, you can read excerpts as they are released by the publishers. Here is the latest.

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Author’s Note

All of us face hard choices in our lives. Some face more than their share. We have to decide how to balance the demands of work and family. Caring for a sick child or an aging parent. Figuring out how to pay for college. Finding a good job, and what to do if you lose it. Whether to get married—or stay married. How to give our kids the opportunities they dream about and deserve. Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become. For leaders and nations, they can mean the difference between war and peace, poverty and prosperity.

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The vets were in perfect form along with all the uniformed services.  Chappaqua was declared a Purple Heart Town.  The bridge into town was dedicated to Army Staff Sgt. Kyu H. Chay who was born in South Korea, grew up in Mount Kisco, and died serving in Afghanistan.

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The weather was perfect,  beautiful, warm, and sunny.  The Greeley High School band and the Kerry Pipers were in perfect and touching tune.  Hillary Clinton was swarmed by admirers.  A few long-time Hillary buddies showed up.  Of course Maggie Mae, pup reporter,  was on the scene with her mom and collaborator, Ronni Diamondstein, and channel 12 and channel 4 news. Ronni was interviewed by channel 4. Governor Cuomo, who lives there,  was on Staten Island at another parade, and his opponent, Rob Astorino marched with Hillary.

It was a lovely, and special day.

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Thanks to Jen for this tip.

 

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06/14/14  Hillary Clinton  Hard Choices  Arlington, VA  11:00 – 1:00 PM

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At the time of this posting, the Shaw Conference Centre schedule for June does not show the event, but if you live in the area and want tickets keep checking this link or contact the centre.

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