Teen sensation Hilary A. Duff and her sister Haylie K. Duff are taking classes at Harvard this semester, but you won’t see them around campus anytime soon.I'll give them credit for this. I would imagine that Harvard is one hard university being that it's ivy league material. Hilary Duff would be a better actress if she could act more than one character. Even if they are at Harvard, they are NO Natalie Portman.
The actors-turned-singers are currently enrolled in the Harvard Extension School and began their classes on Jan. 31 through the Distance Learning Program—all while sitting at home in Los Angeles.
After wrapping up her concert tour in Canada, Hilary Duff expressed excitement about her Harvard education in an online diary last week.
"I’m taking on-line classes for Harvard University. Really cool! I am really excited about going back to school and the on-line classes are really cool!" she wrote in an entry on Feb. 4.
Professors at the Extension School film their lectures, which the sisters will be able to watch online. Other course materials are also available on the web, and all work is submitted and graded by e-mail. Exams may be administered online or in a proctored setting, according to the Extension School website.
"I just started my first day of college on Monday," Hilary Duff wrote in the online diary entry. "I can watch [the professors] teach, and [I can] take notes from my computer."
According to their publicist, each sister is taking two classes for credit while continuing to keep up with their packed schedules. Haylie Duff is currently working on the CBS show, Joan of Arcadia, and Hilary Duff is about to start production on her next movie, their publicist said.
Yet, if the girls continue in higher education, the courses will only count for credit at the discretion of their future colleges, according to Extension School spokeswoman Linda Cross.
In other news, Howard Dean has given the Republicans ammunition for attacking Democrats as being against traditional marriage. He is moving to Washington and Judy Dean is staying home in Vermont treating patients instead of moving with her husband. I'm no politician but usually don't they both move in together. I can understand treating an ill family member but this? It's absurd to me that someone is already making it an issue--and they are a Deaniac at that! I hope I am not over-reacting here but I fear that this is not going to play well in the red states. From my understanding, she was not very active in the primaries except in New Hampshire. Can someone reassure me that this is a non-issue? If it is made into an issue, what is there left to do? I'd like to know why this just came out now and not last Friday.
UPDATE: I was reminded that Ben Chandler lives by himself at the Capitol Buildings and his family lives at home still.