The failed 2016 presidential candidate called on the audience to “stand up and defend reason and facts” as visited the Cambridge, Mass., university to accept the school’s Radcliffe Medal, which honors women who have had a “transformative impact on society.”

“It’s not been an easy time for more than half of our country since the 2016 election,” Clinton said.

“Right now we are living through a crisis in our democracy,” she said. “There are certainly not tanks in the street, but what is happening today goes to the heart of who we are as a nation. And I say this not as a Democrat who lost an election, but an American afraid of losing a country.”