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Michelle Obama Skips Milestone Princeton Reunion

06/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Every spring, Princetonians return in droves for their 25th reunion, donning orange-and- black class jackets, to reunite with classmates, march in the P-Rade and sing "Old Nassau." But the highest-profile member of the Class of 1985 -- First Lady Michelle Obama -- will not join her classmates.

Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Obama's press secretary, said in an e-mail that the first lady's scheduling office has sent a formal letter of regret to the University explaining that Obama will not be able to attend. Margaret Miller '80, assistant vice president for alumni affairs, said she received the letter, which she referred to as a "private correspondence."

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