Clinton fees for speaking on campuses rile students

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 4:57 a.m.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) appears Monday at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo. Clinton has kept a busy speaking schedule since stepping down as secretary of state.

At least eight universities, including four public institutions, have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hillary Rodham Clinton to speak on their campuses over the past year, leading to a backlash from some student groups and teachers at a time of austerity in higher education.

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