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Malia Obama will take a gap year, then attend Harvard in 2017

Malia Obama will take a gap year, then attend Harvard in 2017

Malia Obama will take a gap year after graduating from high school and then attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017, the White House said Sunday, a decision that frees her from the scrutiny of arriving on campus while her father is still president.

Obama, 17, the older of the president's two daughters, visited more than a dozen schools, including Stanford, Yale and Columbia, before making her decision. The White House did not say what she would spend her gap year doing, and an official familiar with the situation said she is still considering her options. A Harvard spokeswoman confirmed Malia had been admitted beginning in 2017.

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