'Smash Highest Glass Ceiling,' Hillary Urges

Wellesley students give alum a rock-star welcome

By Asta Hostetter,  Newser User

Posted Nov 2, 2007 3:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton may have taken a beating in the candidate debates this week, but the Wellesley College alum was hailed as a rock star when she returned to the all-women's campus to urge students to "shatter that highest glass ceiling." As students roared in approval, Clinton proclaimed: "We can make history."

Clinton waxed nostalgic about her college days protesting the Vietnam War and against a government "that didn't share our values—sounds kind of familiar, doesn't it?" she asked. She praised Wellesley, which she said prepared her "to compete in the all-boys club of presidential politics."

Wellesley College students, from left, Sara Brandt-Vorel, Amy Bisno, Min Yi, and Lauren Nelson mug with a life-size cardboard photo of Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. before entering Wellesley College's Alumnae Hall in Wellesley, Mass. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, to listen to Clinton's campaign speech. (AP...
Wellesley College students, from left, Sara Brandt-Vorel, Amy Bisno, Min Yi, and Lauren Nelson mug with a life-size cardboard photo of Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y....   (Associated Press)
Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. second from right, poses for a snapshot with students after her campaign speech at Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. second from right, poses for a snapshot with students after her campaign speech at Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass.,...   (Associated Press)
Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. gestures while speaking in Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. gestures while speaking in Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)   (Associated Press)
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