No College Reunion for Michelle Obama

The First Lady won't be able to stop by her 25-year college reunion.

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First Lady Michelle Obama can't go back to Princeton University and brag about how successful she is—not this year, anyway. Of course, her classmates don't really need any updates at this point: Every time they look at a newspaper, they see their old friend serving in her role as one of the most powerful people on the planet. 

Obama, a 1985 graduate of the Ivy League school, can't make her 25-year reunion at Princeton this spring, the Daily Princetonian reports. The First Lady's schedule just won't allow it. 

"My general feeling was that while I and my fellow 85er classmates were hopeful that she might attend, we also knew that her schedule has many challenging demands and she might be unable to join us," Class of 1985 Copresident Regina Lee tells the Daily Princetonian in an E-mail. "We are, of course, disappointed that she will not attend our 25th reunion, as the 25th has traditionally been seen as 'the' special time for classmates to reconvene on campus, and our hope is that she nonetheless will connect and reconnect with old and new friends among her classmates and the university in the years to come." 

Obama's former classmates did say, however, that they hope the First Lady will reach out to her old school sometime soon. Paper Trail guesses that Princeton will pursue Obama as a commencement speaker at some point, if it hasn't already. 

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