We've watched Malia Obama grow up over the last eight years, and the First Daughter will now be attending Harvard next year.
After much speculation, Malia Obama, the eldest daughter of the President and First Lady has announced her plans to attend Harvard University, but not until 2017.
The White House announced her plans on Sunday, as well as her intention to take a “gap year” so that when she begins, her father will be out of office.
Malia is continuing the tradition of the Obamas who were both Ivy League graduates. Harvard is where both of her parents attended law school, and President Obama graduated from Columbia undergrad and Michelle Obama attended Princeton.
Malia will join a long list of presidential children who have attended the Ivy League school, including John Quincy Adams and his son, John Adams II; Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert; the sons of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt; Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F. Kennedy; and George W. Bush, who went to business school there.
The New York Times reports that Malia visited Harvard and a handful of other Ivy League and liberal arts schools last March on the East Coast, but because she accompanied her father to California last month, many believed Stanford was at the top of her list. Apparently Crimson won her heart.
I'm very okay with this. Malia, much like Chelsea Clinton, can enter college and hopefully have a wonderful experience. She's obviously intelligent like her parents are, and I'm glad to see she's going to continue her education. Both Sasha and Malia are wonderful young women and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from them in the future.
Let;s not forget that Chelsea has her own doctorate. (The Bush twins, well...)