Posted by Editor at 2: Zodiac Killer case solved after 40 years. President Barack Obama's college record has officially been under strict secrecy since his run for the White House began in At Harvard, he was later elected as the editor of the Harvard Law Review, which many observers see as the beginning of his political career.
All of this means that the senior thesis of Michelle Obama, wife of Illinois senator and leading Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama would naturally be a subject of considerable interest, especially since the subject of that thesis is itself a significant political topic.
Regardless of the reasons behind it, such a restriction naturally engendered suspicion that someone or something in this case, presumably the Obama campaign itself had a vested interest in keeping the information from reaching the public, which in turn served to heighten interest in the contents of the thesis.
As for the content of the thesis, the Daily Princetonian summarized it thusly: Obama, who concentrated in sociology and received a certificate in African-American studies, examined how the attitudes of black alumni have changed over the course of their time at the University.
After surveying 89 black graduates, Obama concluded that attending the University as an undergraduate decreased the extent to which black alumni identified with the black community as a whole. Obama drew on her personal experiences as an example.
Obama studied the attitudes of black Princeton alumni to determine what effect their time at Princeton had on their identification with the black community. It is possible that Black individuals either chose to or felt pressure to come together with other Blacks on campus because of the belief that Blacks must join in solidarity to combat a White oppressor.
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Michelle Obama's thesis was released to the public by Princeton University Tuesday after several days of media scrutiny over its availability and content. The campaign of Sen.
Barack Obama (D-Ill. Feb 29, · There are plenty senior theses with famous authors lining the shelves of Princeton University's library. But few senior theses have attracted as much attention as Michelle Obama's paper, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community." Bloggers have been devouring the page paper since.
Oct 25, · As far as has been determined, Barack Obama did not produce a formal thesis for his degree at Columbia University; the closest match is a paper he wrote during his senior year for an honors.
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Mytheos Holt. Baron described the paper as a “thesis” or “senior thesis” in several interviews, and said that Obama spent a year working on it. Baron recalls that the topic was nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union. Obama did write a paper on nuclear disarmament for an honors course in American foreign policy during his senior year, but it wasn’t the sort of “thesis” that some colleges require for.