Secretary of State Clinton delivers her speech at Yankee Stadium. Photo courtesy of the NY Daily News
The New York University All-University Commencement for the class of 2009 was held in the brand new Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 13. Over 25,000 people attended the event headlined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who received an honorary degree (and a hug from President John Sexton!) and delivered the commencement address. Recognizing that the class of 2009 is graduating during one of the worst economic climates since the Great Depression, Clinton emphasized the challenging yet promising times ahead. The Secretary of State urged the class to participate in global affairs and to embrace the inevitability of change. She explained that much is expected of these graduates, and in light of the location, remarked that now they “are up to bat.” Watch her speech here.