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Bill Clinton Tells 4,500 at UAlbany: 'Make the Future You Want'

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Former president advises students not to waste their position of privilege at a top American school

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Former President Bill Clinton spoke at SEFCU Arena before 4,500 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of UAlbany Wednesday. The event was part of the Student Association's World Within Reach Speaker Series. His wide-ranging hourlong talk included support for the Obama administration's economic stimulus, a desire for more bipartisan cooperation, and praise for Sarah Palin for having enough of a sense of humor to appear on "Saturday Night Live."

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