In this Sept. 1, 2010, file photo, President Obama meets with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak,
in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
I met a potential student yesterday on campus, brilliant with the highest academic achievements. She is from Egypt; her husband (also Egyptian) is studying at Steven's Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. She was accepted into University of Pennsylvania and Villanova for their MSN programs. (Both competitive Nursing Schools, U. Penn is tops in ratings). She is a practicing RN and wants to go to graduate school. The reason she is applying to Seton Hall? "Her country" will only "ALLOW" her to go to a University in the same state as her husband!!! Nothing to do with her being married, if she was single, it was the same situation... They would not allow her to study in Pennsylvania! She is horrified at this, BUT they want the option to return to Egypt!
What's the message... "WE" take for granted our democracy, choices, options and rights... Seton Hall will be thrilled to have her and she did her homework and if staying in NJ, this is her first choice... but that's NOT the issue! There is a reason the relentless Egyptians protested for President Mubarak to step down, NO one should be in power for over 30 years!