Archive for the ‘Honors’ Category

Apr 04, 2018

Staff Reporter

Wikimedia CommonsFormer classmates of Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 are working with the Law School’s development office to create a fund in Clinton’s honor, a year and a half after the former secretary of state’s historic defeat in the 2016 presidential election.Rosalind Fink LAW ’72 — a former classmate of Clinton who is helping spearhead the new Hillary Rodham Clinton Fund for the Public Interest — said she expects two recent Yale graduates doing “public interest work” to receive year-long fellowships from the fund next fall, once the Law School formally announces its creation.Although the development of the fund remains at an early stage, Fink said the project’s ultimate goal is to raise money for the Law School to create more legal clinics, which give law students hands-on experience working with clients on complex issues like immigration.


Veronica Guerrero LAW ’20 noted that Clinton is one of the school’s most famous alumni. And while she is a political figure, Guerrero said, the Law School should honor Clinton as someone who has used her law degree to help the country. She added that having a fund named for Clinton is exciting given that “law tends to honor a lot more men.”

Clinton is slated to give this year’s Class Day speech in May.

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Another well-deserved honor for Hillary! Best compliments, Mme. Secretary!


Hillary Clinton to receive Radcliffe Medal – Harvard Gazette

By Radcliffe Institute Communications DateMarch 8, 2018March 7, 2018

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the Radcliffe Medal on May 25.

Courtesy of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Institute to recognize longtime public servant as ‘advocate of American leadership’

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced today that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the prestigious Radcliffe Medal on May 25 during Harvard’s Commencement week.

Awarded on Radcliffe Day, the annual gathering to celebrate the institute’s commitment to excellence and inquiry, the medal honors individuals whose lives and work have had a transformative impact on society.

Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen called Clinton a “champion for human rights” and for the welfare of all, a “skilled legislator,” and “an advocate of American leadership to create a world in which states live up to their responsibilities.”

A former first lady, Clinton served as a U.S. senator from New York from 2001 to 2009 before taking over as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She was the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2016, the first woman candidate for that office from a major political party.

“Hillary Clinton’s life and career are an inspiration to people around the world,” said Cohen, who is also the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in Harvard’s Department of History. “We commend Secretary Clinton for her accomplishments in the public sphere as a champion for human rights and the welfare of all, as a skilled legislator, and as an advocate of American leadership to create a world in which states — to quote Secretary Clinton — ‘have clear incentives to cooperate and live up to their responsibilities, as well as strong disincentives to … sow discord and division.’ We salute her commitment to a life of public service and the resilience it takes to live and work in the public eye.”

“Whether in Arkansas, Washington, D.C., New York state, or traveling around the globe as secretary of state,” Cohen said, “Secretary Clinton has provided a model of what it takes to transform society, often under scrutiny: tireless effort, toughness amid the political fray, and an enduring capacity to envision a better future.”

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Hillary was honored last night at the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s annual gala. Congratulations, Mme. Secretary!


Hillary Clinton took a break last night from her book tour about her loss in the presidential election to promote the value of “kindness” and mentorship to children.

Before an audience of about 500 at the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s annual gala at the Museum of Fine Arts, Clinton said the reason she is so devoted to doing what she can on behalf of children, particularly those who are vulnerable, is because of her mother.

Clinton has spent much of the past few months on the road around the nation touting her book, “What Happened,” blaming her 2016 presidential loss on Russian interference, and denouncing President Trump. She sounded a different note at last night’s event.

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Westchester resident and 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attracted a record crowd at The Business Council of Westchester’s  (BCW) Annual Fall Dinner held Monday, Nov. 20 at The Hilton Westchester with overflow tables that spilled out into the hallway.

The former first lady, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York was at the Rye Brook hotel to receive the Westchester Global Leadership Laureate Award.

She was greeted — after a speech by BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon — with a standing ovation, rousing applause, and even a “We love you Hillary” shouted from a group in the back of the room.

After a brief mention about how crazy the electon was — she drew laughter from the audience when she referenced the recent Westchester county executive race between Democrat George Latimer and two-term Repulican Rob Astorino (as opposed to her own) — she spoke about lessons learned from the 2016 Presidential campaign.

“People often ask me, since the election, how I am,” said Clinton. “And I say, as a person, I’m good. But as an American, I’m concerned.”

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Hillary is scheduled to be honored own her home turf this month.


Hillary Clinton keynote speaker at Westchester business council dinner

Jordan Fenster, jfenster@lohud.com Published 3:37 p.m. ET Nov. 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton — Chappaqua resident, former senator, U.S. secretary of state and 2016 Democratic nominee for president of the United States  — is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the Business Council of Westchester’s annual fall dinner.

Clinton will also accept the organization’s Westchester Global Leadership Laureate Award from CEO Marsha Gordon.

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No better day than today for Hillary Clinton to have been so honored! Congratulations, Hillary!

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will talk about her loss in the 2016 presidential election and the political climate in the U.S. a year later as she receives the 2017 Democratic Woman of the Year Award.

Hillary Clinton will accept the 2017 Democratic Woman of the Year Award around 4:30 p.m. ET. Watch live in the player above.

The award, given by the Woman’s National Democratic Club, is “in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to American politics and international affairs, as well as the inspiration she has provided to women and girls around the world.”

The award comes weeks after Clinton released her latest book, “What Happened,” which detailed her 2016 campaign and her loss to President Donald Trump.

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Donna Brazile and Elizabeth Warren can go wash Bernie’s socks.

Edited to add this.

Hillary Clinton, the former Democratic presidential nominee, during a stop on her book tour in Chicago this week. Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton received a Democratic Woman of the Year Award — who else would it be? — at the Women’s National Democratic Club on Thursday, and the first tears were shed about three minutes after she took the stage.

In a room full of purple suffragist sashes and elected officials, Nuchhi Currier, the president of the organization, choked up when she said the outcome of the election — 358 days ago — was “very different from what had been anticipated.”


Mrs. Clinton’s appearance signaled the continuation of the Democratic mourning process that has persisted since the election, even as drama continues to mark her campaign. On Thursday, Politico published a first-person article by Donna Brazile, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, who wrote that the Clinton campaign in 2016 controlled the committee and rigged the nomination process. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, made the same accusation on CNN on Thursday.

Ms. Brazile also wrote that the Clinton campaign had used a joint fund-raising agreement that would grant it control over strategy in exchange for raising funds. Ms. Brazile characterized the agreement as a “cancer” for the Democratic Party.

Through a spokeswoman, officials for the party disagreed.

“Joint fund-raising committees were created between the DNC and both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in attempt to raise the general election funds needed to win in 2016,” Xochitl Hinojosa, the communications director for the committee, wrote in an email on Thursday. “Clinton was the only candidate who raised money for the party through her joint fund-raising committee with the DNC, which would benefit any candidate coming out of the presidential primary process.”

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Fittingly, Hillary Clinton was awarded the inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Social Justice Award. Eleanor would be proud. Congratulations, Mme. Secretary! Very well-deserved.


Roosevelt University honored Hillary Clinton for her lifetime commitment to social justice with the inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Social Justice Award on Oct. 30 at the Auditorium Theatre.

Roosevelt University officials, including Board of Trustees Chair Patricia Harris, presented the award on stage at the theatre following Clinton’s public appearance for her book tour and new book, What Happened.

“Your life’s work resonates with Eleanor Roosevelt’s statement that ‘We must be able to show people that democracy is not about words, but action,’” Roosevelt University President Ali R. Malekzadeh said in honoring Clinton.

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