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Hilary Clinton to give Class Day address at Yale

May 19, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is returning to Yale University, where she received a law degree, to give this year’s Class Day speech.

Class Day is celebrated at Yale on Sunday the day before degrees are handed out. It includes the awarding of academic, artistic, and athletic prizes and the major address of commencement weekend.

It also includes such traditions as the planting of the class ivy, awarding top academic and athletic prizes to students, and the singing of Yale’s, “Bright College Years,” while waving a white handkerchief.

The former first lady, secretary of state, New York senator and 2016 Democratic nominee for president, graduated from Yale Law School in 1973. It was where she met her husband. Yale has not said if former President Bill Clinton will attend his wife’s speech.

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