Volume 78 - Number 50 / May 20 - 26 , 2009
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Villager photos by Jefferson Siegel

Clinton to grads: ‘You’ve made it to big leagues’

With Washington Square Park still in the middle of a two-phase renovation, New York University held its commencement ceremonies at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the keynote speaker. Clinton urged the graduates to make the world a better place and encouraged them to persevere through the tough economy. “The times that you are graduating in are, yes, perhaps more difficult and somewhat more daunting,” Clinton said. “But that’s when we really rise together.” Although N.Y.U. may be starting to like the stadium as its commencement venue, one graduating student couldn’t help showing his support for the cross-town rival Mets, below left.

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