White House: Malia Obama Will Attend Harvard
The White House publicized on Sunday that the older daughter of President Obama, Malia Obama, intends to attend Harvard University starting in fall. She is waiting till her father leaves office in order to start her college career.
The much-guessed-upon decision by Malia’s, publicized in a news release after White House’s long official silence about the process of her college search, will rank her the latest among the long line of presidential children to join the exclusive university in Cambridge. Both of her parents had been there to law school.
A statement from White House said that the President and Mrs. Obama had publicized that day that their daughter Malia would attend Harvard University in fall as a member of 2021 Class. Malia would take a gap year prior to starting school.
In delaying her start date till, Malia is availing the opportunity of taking a “gap year,” a prevalent choice for high school seniors who seek outside-the-classroom experiences. For this purpose, some even prefer widespread areas of the world before they start pursuing a degree. Harvard keenly motivates admitted students to do so.
For Malia, it may also produce a less inspected freshman-year experience, whose parents have been working watchfully to keep her away from public eye in her years in the White House and hopeful to safeguard her from such consideration as a college student.
Gil Troy says when you are a presidential has-been, you are famous for the rest of your life, you are a target, you are in a security fizz, but it is not always the same. The children can reach to some level of irrelevance that cannot be achieved being in the White House, he said. Troy is serving as presidential historian at McGill University. He has also written “The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s.”
Last March, Malia went to Harvard and some other liberal arts and Ivy League schools on the East Coast, establishing speculation about her future. But the White House persistently refused to do any comment on her college discussions, even previous month when she went with Mr. Obama on a excursion to California, instigation whispers that Stanford University had been given a final look by her.
Harvard allowed 5.2% applicants present year, making this the most selective admission cycle in its history of almost 4-centuries.
Arriving at Harvard, Malia will be joining a long list of presidential kids who have been there, including John Adams and his son, John Adams II, son of Abraham Lincoln; Robert, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s sons and Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy and George W. Bush, who attended the business school there. For a long time, the university has also been a common destination for foreign leaders’ children.
Malia is presently a senior at the high-status Sidwell Friends School. The school guides a handful of students to Harvard University most years.