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Old 10-07-2015, 06:20 PM
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Malia Obama's (possible) college choices

Rumor mill starting to churn.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/plenty...175147030.html

Do all the universities mentioned in the article have sororities?
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:53 PM
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I am also betting on Stanford. First, it's a gorgeous campus in Palo Alto. The climate is best in the nation. Stanford has always been an attractive choice for children of politicians (Chelsea Clinton), entertainers (Cary Grant's daughter, Sigourney Weaver, Reese Witherspoon, Fred Savage, Rob Lowe's son, etc etc etc), writers, media moguls, tech mogul kids (Katie Couric's daughter is there now)....etc..........

It is a magnificent university full of super smart, culturally diverse students and I think Malia would fit in perfectly! Great sports too! Not so sure about the film studies tho. How about engineering Malia? Come to Stanford--youll love it!
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:04 PM
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I think she'll choose Columbia, personally. But I am sure she will be happy wherever she goes.

Not sure about Greek life at any of those places, but I doubt she will join anything. Her parents did not join social GLOs while in college and it doesn't appear that her family's close friends are Greek either.
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:34 PM
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Not sure about Greek life at any of those places, but I doubt she will join anything. Her parents did not join social GLOs while in college and it doesn't appear that her family's close friends are Greek either.
But there has been a generational shift in JOINING. While I think she probably won't, it is not outside the realm of possibility. The problem as I see it is whether she would look at an NPC or NPHC and that question would keep her from joining either. Unfortunately politics would interfere.
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:58 PM
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But there has been a generational shift in JOINING. While I think she probably won't, it is not outside the realm of possibility. The problem as I see it is whether she would look at an NPC or NPHC and that question would keep her from joining either. Unfortunately politics would interfere.
Speaking of politics, wasn't one of Colin Powell's daughters a Kappa?
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:59 PM
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But there has been a generational shift in JOINING. While I think she probably won't, it is not outside the realm of possibility. The problem as I see it is whether she would look at an NPC or NPHC and that question would keep her from joining either. Unfortunately politics would interfere.
Why would you think politics would interfere?

I ask because it took Barack and Michelle a while to make inroads with NPHC groups--even during his 2008 campaign, there were articles about their reluctance to be associated with the NPHC groups. I think that's passed now, but neither of them have that in their backgrounds so they may be more supportive of having a daughter go NPC than if they were more in that world.

Also--what happens in Tuscaloosa aside--the "black girl joining an NPC" situation is not the big deal it was even when I was in school.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:22 PM
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Why would you think politics would interfere?

I ask because it took Barack and Michelle a while to make inroads with NPHC groups--even during his 2008 campaign, there were articles about their reluctance to be associated with the NPHC groups. I think that's passed now, but neither of them have that in their backgrounds so they may be more supportive of having a daughter go NPC than if they were more in that world.

Also--what happens in Tuscaloosa aside--the "black girl joining an NPC" situation is not the big deal it was even when I was in school.
My recollection is that they were reluctant to be associated with any one group, as that necessarily meant a rejection of the other groups, rather than having an issue with NPHC groups generally.
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:16 PM
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Not sure about Greek life at any of those places, but I doubt she will join anything. Her parents did not join social GLOs while in college and it doesn't appear that her family's close friends are Greek either.
It wouldn't surprise me if she joined APO.
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:38 PM
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I think she'll choose Columbia, personally. But I am sure she will be happy wherever she goes.

Not sure about Greek life at any of those places, but I doubt she will join anything. Her parents did not join social GLOs while in college and it doesn't appear that her family's close friends are Greek either.

I agree.

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Those articles are incorrect. Mrs. Obama was extended honorary membership but she ultimately did not accept and was not initiated.

If she had already been a member of any org it would not have been an issue at all. Doing this at beginning of first term would not have been smart. Wherever her heart lies, once POTUS is out of office she'll be free to pursue.

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I'm glad you said it because I couldn't find articles to reference though everyone in the D9 already knew/talked about it ad nauseam.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:16 PM
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Where did the Bush girls go to college, and were they in sororities?
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:44 PM
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Where did the Bush girls go to college, and were they in sororities?
The Bush daughters are both Kappa Alpha Theta members, like their mother. Jenna went to Univ of Texas in Austin. Barbara graduated from Yale.
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:05 PM
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Those articles are incorrect. Mrs. Obama was extended honorary membership but she ultimately did not accept and was not initiated.

If she had already been a member of any org it would not have been an issue at all. Doing this at beginning of first term would not have been smart. Wherever her heart lies, once POTUS is out of office she'll be free to pursue.

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I'm glad you said it because I couldn't find articles to reference though everyone in the D9 already knew/talked about it ad nauseam.
Only partially true. She did accept, but was never initiated.

In 2008, at the Centennial Boule Public Program, the International President Barbara McKenzie read a letter from Barack Obama which had a PS saying that Michelle was flattered and accepted their offer of honorary membership. (Source: I actually watched the live stream of the Public Program; the letter was also printed in the 2010 edition of the AKA history book.)

The crowd went wild and the media ran with the story as if she had already been initiated. Then the PR people for the campaign stepped in with this non-exclusive foolishness.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:09 PM
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Only partially true. She did accept, but was never initiated.

In 2008, at the Centennial Boule Public Program, the International President Barbara McKenzie read a letter from Barack Obama which had a PS saying that Michelle was flattered and accepted their offer of honorary membership. (Source: I actually watched the live stream of the Public Program; the letter was also printed in the 2010 edition of the AKA history book.)

The crowd went wild and the media ran with the story as if she had already been initiated. Then the PR people for the campaign stepped in with this non-exclusive foolishness.
And this double talk is why incorrect information continues to be repeated as fact. A PS in an anniversary journal letter from her husband the President is not acceptance. You're a member you know what needs to be done to complete offer. Being offered the opportunity and actually going through with said opportunity are two different things.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:19 PM
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When she was in the Bay Area, she spent most of her time at Cal. I think that she will stay on the East Coast.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:53 PM
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I'm rooting for Barnard personally. His sister went there and he spoke at their graduation two years ago.
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