As WikiLeaks continues to plague the Clinton campaign with leaked emails, the newest batch includes a shortlist of potential candidates for vice president.
One particular name may ring a bell to the Penn community: Judith Rodin, president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1994 to 2004 and currently the president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
Rodin became the first permanent female president of an Ivy League university when she succeeded Claire Fagin, the first female interim president. Rodin is also an alumna from Penn — she received a degree in psychology from the University’s College for Women in 1966. She was president of the Women’s Student Government and contributed to the organization’s merge with the Men’s Student Government.
The email was apparently sent by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in mid-March of this year, right in the middle of a restless Democratic primary season.
The list is divided into various “food groups,” and Rodin’s name is grouped with notable business magnates and philanthropists including Michael Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, GM CEO Mary Barra, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
Other “food groups” included Latinos, women, white male politicians, African-Americans and military men.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also found himself in his own food group in the list.
In an election season irrevocably tied to Penn due to the GOP nomination process, Judith Rodin has also found herself linked to an of a former Clinton aide. The authenticity of the leaked email still remains to be confirmed.
Campus News Editor Caroline Simon contributed reporting.
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