Sandra Day O’Connor Speaks at Commencement

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice, speaks at Wheaton’s 150th Commencement and is awarded an honorary degree. President Emerson reached out to Justice O’Connor after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister India Indira Gandhi, who was scheduled to speak at Commencement. Justice O’Connor’s address at Wheaton’s sesquicentennial champions the importance of hard work for Wheaton graduates. She ends her speech with a quotation on the importance of education from a commencement speech delivered by Indira Gandhi. [add box quote to post?]