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Sonia Sotomayor ’79JD explains why she didn't choose Yale College.

“The kids spent the night talking about revolution. I knew of Fidel Castro, but who Che Guevara was I had no idea. Listening to the talk about revolution and ‘down with Whitey,’ I thought, ‘I am not going to be comfortable here. It’s too progressive for me.’”

—Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79JD, in a talk at Woolsey Hall on February 3, describing the Latino undergraduates who hosted her on a visit to Yale as a high school student. Sotomayor ended up going to Princeton for her undergraduate degree.

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