November 8, 2004

Reno Speaks at Cook House

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Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno ’60 addressed some of the major issues of the 2004 presidential election as well as some of the issues that arose during her own tenure in office as she spoke to students and faculty at Alice Cook House yesterday.

Reno’s visit marks her third as a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 Professor. “To all of you, no matter what course you pursue in life, I urge you to try public service,” said the two-term attorney general of the Clinton administration.

During the informal discussion, Reno cited some of the most difficult decisions of her career, including using force against the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas in 1993, choosing not to appoint independent counsel during the first term of the Clinton administration and deciding to return young refugee Eli