Last Updated: March 29, 2012
by Andrea Cerny
FLOTUS to Speak at Two College Graduations
First Lady Michelle Obama will be serving as the commencement speaker for at least three college graduations this spring. However, she will not be straying far from the White House! The lucky schools are North Carolina A&T, Virginia Tech and Oregon State University.
She’ll head to neighboring Virginia on May 11th , where she will be speaking at Virginia Tech. The First Lady chose Virginia Tech due to their resilience following the awful tragedy on their campus in 2007. The next day she’ll head to historically black college North Carolina A&T. She chose A&T because the school has “been instrumental in educating generations of African-Americans.”
Finally, on June 17th, she’ll head to Oregon State University where her brother coaches the Men’s Basketball Team. The school has been recognized for their ongoing efforts to champion healthy eating. As many know this has been the main cause for First Lady Obama in her first term.
Georgia Drops College Ban From Immigration Bill
State Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville has chosen to drop a provision from his immigration bill that would have barred undocumented immigrants from attending state colleges in Georgia. Sen. Loudermilk was unable to get the bill to the floor of the house with that language and as a result he has dropped this provision from the bill.
“There’s other provisions in there that we really need to streamline the process of identification and also security,” Loudermilk stated. “Instead of just jeopardizing all this when we didn’t have the support for the education part, I told them to pull that off if we need to and move forward with the rest of it.”
Final Four This Weekend
The Men’s NCAA Basketball tournament will come to a close this weekend as the Final Four arrives in New Orleans. The lucky schools who have made it this far all happen to be from the Midwest! This “all Midwest” Final Four features University of Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio State and Louisville. The semifinals will take place on Saturday, March 31 with the finals on Monday.
In a matchup of high profile coaches, John Calipari’s Kentucky will face off against Rick Pitino’s Louisville. Tip off for that game is at 6:09. Following the conclusion of the Kentucky/Louisville matchup, Ohio State and Kansas will square off in what is certain to be a great game. Tip off for that game is scheduled for 8:49pm.
Original Post Date: March 29th, 2012