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Sotomayor Tells NYU Graduates to Dream Big

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is back in the Bronx for New York University's commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium.

Sotomayor said it was "awesome" to attend Wednesday's graduation at the stadium.

Sotomayor and other dignitaries sat in a tent behind second base while 8,000 graduates in purple gowns waved noisemakers from the stands. She spoke after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Sotomayor was the third woman and the first Hispanic member on the Supreme Court. She grew up in a housing project near the stadium.

She told the graduates that she loves New York City and all it has given her. She urged them to carry the excitement of their student days in the city wherever they go.

She concluded, "dream big and achieve much."

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Lisa from NYC

As a Latina who grew up in NYC, I can relate completely to Justice Sotomayor story. It’s a testament to the sacrifices of immigrants and the opportunities afforded to us in America. Her story is relatable not only to Hispanics, but to many immigrant communities past and present.

Jan. 22 2013 11:26 AM

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