‘Di rin average student: Princeton student paper: Imee Marcos didn’t graduate from Ivy League school
Princeton University has denied the claim of Ilocos Norte governor Imee Marcos that she graduated from the Ivy League school with honors.
The Daily Princetonian, Princeton’s student publication, posted an article Wednesday (February 27) saying there’s no record of Marcos obtaining a degree from the university.
The article, titled “Filipino governor, senate candidate falsely claims to have graduated from U,”quoted Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss as saying that Marcos only attended Princeton for certain semesters.
Hotchkiss said Marcos only enrolled at Princeton “from fall 1973 to spring 1976 and returned again for fall 1977 to spring 1979.” The daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos had an independent concentration in Religion and Politics.
“Our records do not show that Ms. Marcos was awarded a degree,” Hotchkiss said.
Based on Princeton’s records, The Daily Princetonian said the governor, who’s running for senator in the May polls, “was not an average student during her time at the University.”
Princeton’s denial that Marcos graduated from the university comes at the heels of the University of the Philippines’ statement that she doesn’t have a law degree from the school.
Marcos had posted photos of her marching during the UP College of Law’s 1983 graduation rites to prove she obtained her law degree from UP.
She also showed an invitation letter to the Princeton Class of 1979’s reunion as proof she’s an Ivy League graduate.