Monday, September 26, 2022

Sasha Obama Set to Begin Classes at University of Michigan

(L to R) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as his daughters Sasha and Malia look on before pardoning “Cheese” and his alternate Mac both, 20-week old 48-pound Turkeys, during a ceremony at the White House November 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration.
(Nov. 25, 2014 – Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America)

*Sasha Obama will reportedly kick off college life at the University of Michigan next week.

Barack Obama’s younger daughter was seen by students attending summer freshman orientation and again this week accompanied by men believed to be Secret Service agents, per The Detroit News

“I was walking by pushing a vacuum and she walked out right in front of me,” said Zach Lassen, a third-year film student from Redford. “I said, ‘Excuse me.’ It was a crowded hallway with her and some Secret Service dudes.”

Another student who saw Obama during student orientation said they have mutual friends and noted that Sasha is just “a normal student to me.”

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Sasha is reportedly enrolled for classes that start Tuesday. Her sister, Malia, took a gap year in 2016 before enrolling at Harvard University, where Barack and Michelle attended law school. Malia begins her third year at Harvard this fall. 

Asked if Obama is enrolled at UM, spokesman Rick Fitzgerald declined to comment.

“We cannot confirm the enrollment of any student,” he said. “Classes do not start until next week, and we are weeks away from official enrollment information.”

Meanwhile, Allie McCrum, a UM sophomore, noted that Sasha attending the university is an “opportunity for all of us.”

“I think it’s cool that even though her family went to Ivy League schools, she decided that UM was the caliber high enough to match that of an Ivy League school,” said Jessica Brinser, a sophomore from Washington, Michigan. 

“We hope she finds her fit here just like we all have,” she added. “We all love it here. We hope she does, too,” she added.


Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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