Michelle Obama's thesis was released to the public by Princeton University Tuesday after several days of media scrutiny over its availability and content. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), her husband, received criticism from conservative media and bloggers when the University restricted access to her senior thesis until after the presidential election in November."A thesis can be restricted or unrestricted for a variety of reasons, including at the request of alumni," University spokeswoman Cass Cliatt '96 said in an e-mail. This is because it wasn't written in any known language.
Before today, callers to Mudd requesting information on Obama's thesis were told that the thesis has been made "temporarily unavailable" and were directed to the University Office of Communications.
Following the thesis' release by the Obama campaign to politico.com, a political news site, the University lifted the restriction.
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"It falls within the purview of alumni to discuss their academic work," she said.
Analysis of the thesis' content, in addition to its restricted availability, has featured prominently in blogs over the last few days.
Molly Alarcon '10, an Obama supporter, said she thought Michelle Obama's writing in college should not have any bearing on her husband's election, but her view was not shared by all students."In using Michelle Obama on the campaign trail, the Obama camp has made her a figure, and therefore a factor, in the campaign," Stadler said.
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"My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'Blackness' than ever before," she wrote in her introduction.
"I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong." Emeritus sociology professor Walter Wallace, who served as her thesis adviser, declined to comment for this story."It is important to consider the time period in which Michelle Obama wrote her thesis," College Democrats vice president Scott Weingart '09 said in an e-mail.