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2016 Postmortem

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Bill Clinton $16.5 Mill Fm 4-Profit Laureate Int'l Universities HRC Got thm Seat At State ept w/Yale [View all]

Clinton Sought Invite for Laureate at State Dept. Dinner

September 2, 2015

On the campaign trail Hillary Clinton has been critical of for-profit colleges and has called for tougher regulation of the sector.
During her first year as secretary of state, however, Clinton pushed for the inclusion of a large for-profit education company at a higher education policy dinner hosted at the U.S. Department of State.

Clinton wrote in an email to a top aide that she wanted to add Laureate Education to the guest list for the event. Describing Laureate as “the fastest growing college network in the world,” Clinton said the company was “started by Doug Becker who Bill likes a lot.”
"It's a for-profit model that should be represented," she added in the August 2009 email. A senior vice president at Laureate was added to the guest list, a separate email shows.

Former President Bill Clinton several months later became an honorary chancellor for Laureate International Universities, a role for which he was paid $16.5 million between 2010 and 2014. Clinton stepped down from the position earlier this year.
Other attendees at the closed-door event, according to a list emailed to Hillary Clinton, included the leaders of Yale University, Cornell University, New York University, the University of California at Davis, Bryn Mawr College, Berea College and Houston Community College.


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5 days Gomez163 Jun 2016 #1
Is that when you get to take off your blinders... Wilms Jun 2016 #2
that's part of their winning us over. this is going to be a strange ghost town in five days roguevalley Jun 2016 #44
Call it Skinner! bahrbearian Jun 2016 #18
Yeah that awful truth stuff is really annoying isn't it? Armstead Jun 2016 #45
Are you voting for Trump in the general? WhiteTara Jun 2016 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author Armstead Jun 2016 #46
"$16.5 million between 2010 and 2014.' !!! pangaia Jun 2016 #4
This incessant truth telling must stop Fairgo Jun 2016 #6
Well, we can only do it for a few more days... pangaia Jun 2016 #7
What was corrupt? annavictorious Jun 2016 #9
What in the world are you talking about? pangaia Jun 2016 #12
lol panader0 Jun 2016 #16
Which part? pangaia Jun 2016 #17
"I'm a Doctor ,I help sick children, Want to buy some Cluster Bombs" bahrbearian Jun 2016 #22
If you charged $30,000 for giving a flu shot, you would be morally corrupt Armstead Jun 2016 #49
A dinner invitation is greasing the wheels? creeksneakers2 Jun 2016 #52
Seems like it on DU. 840high Jun 2016 #33
That is a lot of money, and why... scscholar Jun 2016 #13
Bingo! nt snappyturtle Jun 2016 #31
Absolutely correct. 840high Jun 2016 #39
It's one more reason why she's the wrong candidate. CanadaexPat Jun 2016 #50
I hate putting people on ignore but I guess it's time. writes3000 Jun 2016 #5
I don't understand what point you're trying to make. annavictorious Jun 2016 #8
At least the Clintons didn't bankrupt the institution through questionable, annavictorious Jun 2016 #10
Tick tock...nt SidDithers Jun 2016 #11
Okay Sid--what is it about the post that won't be allowed after the "tick tock" is done? panader0 Jun 2016 #19
Skinner's comments... SidDithers Jun 2016 #21
I see no personal commentary from the OP. panader0 Jun 2016 #23
History plays a part... SidDithers Jun 2016 #24
There is no doubt that amborin is a Bernie supporter. panader0 Jun 2016 #25
Whatever. Post what you want and take your chances...nt SidDithers Jun 2016 #34
Didn't know that rule had gone in effect yet. Raster Jun 2016 #29
I'm having a hard time connecting the the invisable dots annavictorious Jun 2016 #14
They were accredited Trenzalore Jun 2016 #15
Interesting to see what is promoted... NCTraveler Jun 2016 #20
Trump is not an ex-2 term president. They don't compare for ill or for libdem4life Jun 2016 #27
I'm just getting started when it comes to trashing Trump. NCTraveler Jun 2016 #28
How convenient. Oh I read it all right. He's small potatoes, IMO, libdem4life Jun 2016 #30
. NCTraveler Jun 2016 #32
X number of days left (to dissent) is the Current Chant. libdem4life Jun 2016 #36
I get it. Nt NCTraveler Jun 2016 #38
What is wrong with Carter and other ex-presidents? libdem4life Jun 2016 #26
Carter has character. 840high Jun 2016 #41
... libdem4life Jun 2016 #42
The looming debt bubble. Skwmom Jun 2016 #35
I looked into their Master's Program. The sheer cost and the cheerleading libdem4life Jun 2016 #37
Laureate isn't the most hideous for-profit ed group. You might know their Walden U product aikoaiko Jun 2016 #40
I would have been able to get my Master's Degree entirely online. libdem4life Jun 2016 #43
You're right it is more than optics. I just meant that given the aikoaiko Jun 2016 #47
Well, that is an understatement. Unfortunately, given the post title, libdem4life Jun 2016 #48
What exacxtly is the problem with the dinner invitation? annavictorious Jun 2016 #51
K & R AzDar Jun 2016 #53
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