You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myDaytonDailyNews.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myDaytonDailyNews.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myDaytonDailyNews.com.

Albright’s Miami U. zingers include green beer and Big Ben


Before former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke on world affairs to the several hundred people at Miami University’s Millett Hall on Monday evening, she entertained the audience mixed with business professionals, students and citizens.

Albright, who served from 1997 to 2001 as the secretary of state for former President Bill Clinton, was the featured speaker at the Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series presented by the Farmers School of Business.

Weaved in between the punchlines, Albright said the core vision of the school has remained unchanged over the decades and “Miami remains a university where thousands matter, service is honored, truth is sought and academic excellence is a standard.”

Here are a few of her lines that drew big laughs:

  • Albright sang the praises of the campus’ beauty, and said the school’s traditions and superstitions “are unparalleled.” But she was also impressed with Miami’s alumni, saying “distinguished graduates include one president (Benjamin Harrison), the current Speaker of the House (Paul Ryan) and most importantly, Big Ben Roethlisberger.”
  • The former U.S. Secretary of State recognized that Miami over the decades has “developed into one of our nation’s top-ranked public universities with a leading business school and an entire day set aside for the consumption of green beer.”
  • Albright also said she was “truly impressed” with some of the students she met, calling them “incredibly bright.” And as they questioned her — and she said the questions “were far from easy” — she compared it to doing a cable news show with one difference: “the students didn’t interrupt after the first few words, and they actually let me finish my answers.”

  • Albright sang the praises of the campus’ beauty, and said the school’s traditions and superstitions “are unparalleled.” But she was also impressed with Miami’s alumni, saying “distinguished graduates include one president (Benjamin Harrison), the current Speaker of the House (Paul Ryan) and most importantly, Big Ben Roethlisberger.”
  • The former U.S. Secretary of State recognized that Miami over the decades has “developed into one of our nation’s top-ranked public universities with a leading business school and an entire day set aside for the consumption of green beer.”
  • Albright also said she was “truly impressed” with some of the students she met, calling them “incredibly bright.” And as they questioned her — and she said the questions “were far from easy” — she compared it to doing a cable news show with one difference: “the students didn’t interrupt after the first few words, and they actually let me finish my answers.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Fairfield Fire Department training coordinator leaving after 35 years
Fairfield Fire Department training coordinator leaving after 35 years
New Asian restaurant opens Monday in Kettering
New Asian restaurant opens Monday in Kettering
Deputies: Florida man claims he downed 18 beers, Xanax, before setting house fire
Deputies: Florida man claims he downed 18 beers, Xanax, before setting house fire
A Florida man was arrested Wednesday after police said he vandalized a vacant house during the summer while high on Xanax and drunk on 18 beers.
Snow and rain on the way
Snow and rain on the way
Fire marshal requested to scene of German Twp. house fire
Fire marshal requested to scene of German Twp. house fire
More Stories