According to bwog.com, a Columbia student blog, the Obamas dined at the nearby “Community” restaurant and then toured the campus – the blog’s followers snapped pictures of the Obamas and have video of them leaving the restaurant.
Meanwhile, across the country, the president had his daughter’s college search on his mind, as he delivered remarks at a community college in Indianapolis.
"Malia's now at the age where she's starting to look at colleges, and I said, 'You know, these days I hear everybody's looking for fancy gyms and gourmet food, and, you know, really spiffy dorms, and let me tell you, when I was in college, you know, the college I started at, Occidental College, you know -- it did have a gym, but, but like, the weight room was, you know, it was like a medicine ball, and, you know, you had, you had like--I mean it wasn't fancy,” he joked.
The president has already been practicing for the inevitable departure of his eldest daughter. Giving the commencement address at Worcester Technical High School last spring he said, "Part of the reason I’m here is because I’ve got to practice, because Malia is graduating in two years. So I’m trying to get used to not choking up and crying and embarrassing her. So this is sort of my trial run.”