Malia Obama Chooses Harvard

Big news from the White House today. First daughter Malia Obama will attend Harvard University, but not until the fall of 2017. She's chosen to take a gap year before beginning college. Harvard actually encourages incoming students to take a year-long break following high school. From their website:

Harvard College encourages admitted students to defer enrollment for one year to travel, pursue a special project or activity, work, or spend time in another meaningful way — provided they do not enroll in a degree-granting program at another college. Deferrals for two-year obligatory military service are also granted. Each year, between 80 and 110 students defer their matriculation to the College.

We'll have to wait and see what Malia devotes her time to during her break from school, but I'm sure it will be interesting. Last summer she interned on the HBO show Girls.

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