By Bonnie Wertheim ’14May 9, 2013
Even though it was only at the beginning of this semester that we inaugurated President Barack Obama for his second term, already the country is beginning to look ahead, toward 2016. Who will our next great leader be? Some politicians have expressed interest openly, like Vice President Joe Biden and Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, while others are merely subjects of speculation.
Of all the possible presidential candidates, the one who is probably receiving the most buzz is former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. After running in the 2008 presidential election, during which she won several primaries, Clinton went on to serve in Obama’s Administration. Now, for the first time in decades, she is enjoying life as a private citizen, and it’s hard to say whether Clinton will want to give up that freedom for a second presidential campaign. What we do know for sure, though, is that, this fall, Clinton will be coming to the Hill.
On Friday, Oct. 4, she will present a free, open-to-the-public lecture in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. The lecture will serve as the next installment in the ongoing Sacerdote Great Names Series, which is made possible thanks to the generosity of the family of Hamilton trustee Alex Sacerdote ’94. While the Great Names event often takes place during the spring semester, the College decided to adjust the schedule this year in order to align with Clinton’s availability.
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Ticket distribution for the general public will take place Tues. to Thurs. Sept. 17-19, from 6-9 p.m., at the Wellin Hall Box Office, Schambach Center for the Performing Arts, on the Hamilton campus.
A limited number of free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Limit two tickets per person. Information about parking, shuttles and handicapped accommodations will be available when tickets are distributed.