It's been a relatively slow news week for college admissions stories because we have had a change of government. The Neurotic Parent Institute has researched where our new leaders attended college, law school and graduate school. (DISCLAIMER: Research was conducted on Wikipedia, but everything seems accurate enough.)
So…Does it matter which school you go to?
Barack Obama – Occidental, Columbia, Harvard Law School
Joe Biden – University of Delaware, Syracuse Law School
Hillary Clinton – Wellesley, Yale Law School
Eric Holder – Columbia, Columbia Law School
Rahm Emanuel (Chief of Staff) – Sarah Lawrence, Northwestern
Tom Daschle (Health & Human Services Secy) - South Dakota State
David Axelrod (Sr. Advisor) – Univ. of Chicago
Valerie Jarrett (Sr. Advisor) – Stanford, Univ. of Michigan Law School
Susan Rice (UN Ambassador) – Stanford, Oxford
Robert Gibbs (Press Secy) – North Carolina State
Janet Napolitano (Homeland Security) – Santa Clara University, Univ. of Virginia
Desiree Rogers (White House Social Secy) – Wellesley, Harvard
Gregory Craig (White House Counsel) – Harvard, Cambridge, Yale Law School
Timothy Geithner (Treasury Secy-Designate) – Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins
Ken Salazar (Secy of Interior) – Colorado College, University of Michigan Law School
Steven Chu (Secy of Energy) – Univ. of Rochester, UC Berkeley
Eric Shinseki (Secy of Veteran Affairs) – U.S. Military Academy, Duke
Hilda Solis (Secy of Labor) – Cal Poly, Pomona, USC
Lawrence Summers (Natl. Economic Council Director) – MIT, Harvard
Reggie Love (Personal Aide to the President) – Duke
And, newly updated:
Jon Favreau (Speechwriting Director) – College of the Holy Cross (Thanks to a reader for correcting me on this – I originally mixed him up with the actor/director, who went to Queens College in NY. And how bizarre is it that there are two almost-famous people named Jon Favreau?)
I love this list! Pretty funny putting Reggie Love on there!
Don’t forget Gen. Jim Jones (National Security Advisor) – Georgetown (played forward for the Hoyas b-ball team).
Obama’s credential are still NOT in order. No official academic records. No official birth records. No record of his name being changed to obama but a certain record of his name being Soetoro in indonesia.