Liberal universities have done their homework. Harvard, the famous Ivy League school in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of several academic institutions eager to offer former Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton a position on their faculty -- a role that could provide her advantageous experience over her opponents as she mulls another national run.
Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government is courting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to work there, according to a school spokesman.
“We have extended an invitation to [former] Secretary Clinton to consider engaging with the university and would of course welcome her interest in a range of roles,” Doug Gavel, a spokesman for the Kennedy School, said in an e-mailed statement.
Along with Harvard, Yale, New York University and Baruch College have all offered Clinton teaching gigs.
Politico.com recently pointed out the benefits a politician with higher aspirations can gain working in higher education. These schools must be well aware of the approaching 2016 election and, considering the timing of their invitations to Clinton, it appears they may have a hidden political agenda.
Harvard is an obvious friend to the entire Clinton family. The school is preparing to honor former President Bill Clinton, and daughter Chelsea at a ceremony at the Harvard School of Public Health in October.
As for the academic side of things, Clinton’s history of left wing policies may not be a welcome addition for those concerned with the already hostile environment college campuses provide for conservatives. But, according to a recent survey of Harvard’s incoming freshman class, which revealed 60 percent of students are “liberal” or “very liberal,” Clinton is not likely to sway their ideology much further to the left than it already is.
If Clinton does accept Harvard’s offer, students may have the chance to enroll in Poli Sci 101: "What Difference Does it Make?"