February 14, 1997 in Nation/World

Chelsea Clinton Headed To Harvard?

Associated Press

Will Chelsea Clinton be part of the Harvard University class of 2001? President Clinton’s daughter was accepted for early admission to the university, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Harvard spokesman Alex Huppe refused to confirm or deny the report about Chelsea’s acceptance, citing the school’s policy of not discussing such matters.

At the White House, the president also declined to confirm or deny the report. But he did say his daughter doesn’t know where she will attend school.

“She has literally made no decision,” Clinton told reporters.

Chelsea could ask Vice President Al Gore and some of his children for advice.

Gore is a member of Harvard’s class of 1969. His daughter Karenna graduated in 1995. Another daughter Kristin is a sophomore at the Ivy League school.

Chelsea was among 902 applicants accepted for early admission out of about 4,000 candidates, the Times reported. The university bases admission on academic, personal and extracurricular achievement.

Those admitted to the Harvard class of 2001 have until May 1 to enroll.

Besides Harvard, Chelsea visited Amherst, Brown, Yale, Princeton and Wellesley with her mother during the summer. Hillary Rodham Clinton is a Wellesley College graduate, and she and Bill Clinton went to Yale Law School.

A senior at the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington, Chelsea Clinton was one of only 15,000 students nationwide to qualify as a semifinalist for a National Merit Scholarship.

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