Hillary Clinton Speaks Up for Students in Debt


Last Monday in Las Vegas, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, spoke to a crowd of over 900 people and told them that she feels like more should be done to help students go to school and remain debt free. She feels that adjustments in education need to be made in order for students to be able to obtain a solid education and achieve their dreams.

She told the crowd that was gathered at the UNLV Foundation dinner, “I think our young people deserve a fair shot.” Clinton went on to say of students and their debt, “that can feel like an anchor tied to their feet dragging them down.”

A great many other political topics from the Ebola crisis to ISIS, but it did not overshadow the reason behind the UNLV Foundation dinner. The dinner was held to honor the billionaire Republican fundraiser and Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson.

Adelson has committed more than $7 million to aid in the construction fund for the Hospitality Hall for the university’s Harrah Hotel College and a potential Center for Professional and Leadership Studies. Also honored posthumously at the event was philanthropist Kitty Rodman. Her estate pledged $12.9 million for the university’s special education programs.

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