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News and Notes: Michelle Obama ’85 wears Princeton shirt, speaks about experience at U.

First Lady Michelle Obama ’85 wore a T-shirt on Thursday bearing the University’s name, according to an Instagram picture shared on Obama’s account.

Obama wore the shirt for a College Signing Day event in San Antonio on May 1 as part of her Reach Higher Initiative to encourage young adults to finish their education.

Obama, who has rebuffed invitations from the University in the past and rarely mentions her connection to the University, also discussed her experience at the University in her speech at the event.

“I focused my entire high school career not just on getting a high school diploma, but on getting into Princeton,” Obama said. “I thought I had done everything I could to prepare myself for Princeton, but when I got there, I was totally overwhelmed. I didn’t have any friends, I didn’t know how to pick my classes — I didn’t even bring the right size sheets for my bed.  It was pretty pathetic.”

 

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