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Janet Reno '60, the nation’s first female Attorney General, spoke at Cornell on October 20, 1994 during the university's Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM). Cornell President Frank H. T. Rhodes said in his introduction that Ms. Reno "blazed a trail literally for somebody of total unpretentiousness in a city known for its pretension” and exhibited “a level of integrity and personal courage which have won not only bipartisan but also national admiration.” Speaking to a packed audience in Barton Hall, Reno asserted that “For all my lifetime in this nation, we invested in smokestacks, we invested in capital facilities, we invested in automation – we haven’t invested in people… We’ve got to take ideas and optimisim and start investing in people."