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Hillary Clinton To Speak At Hamilton College's "Great Names" Lecture

Attendance will be free and open to the public. Clinton's husband gave the same lecture at the upstate New York school nearly ten years ago.

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Hamilton College's student newspaper, The Spectator, announced Thursday that Hillary Clinton would headline their "Great Names" this October. The speech is Clinton's first yet scheduled that will be open to the public with free admission.

The small liberal arts school, located in upstate New York, has drawn names as big as Clinton's for the lecture series throughout the last two decades. Past speakers include former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Madeleine Albright; and former vice president Al Gore.

According the Spectator, Clinton is set to speak on Oct. 4. The college traditionally hosts the "Great Names" lecture during the spring semester, but rescheduled "in order to align with Clinton's availability," the paper said.

A Hamilton College spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment as to whether Clinton would be paid for the speech, though it is not uncommon for colleges like Hamilton to dole out large sums for big-name speakers.

Ruby Cramer is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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