White House Confuses University of Miami With the Ohio School

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President Barack Obama was just at the University of Miami, so you'd think that his staff could get the name of the school correct. Apparently not. The White House sent out a press release today describing University of Miami president Donna Shalala as "President of Miami University."

Miami University is a public institution in Oxford, Ohio, and that annoying reason the University of Miami is forever known as "Miami (Fla)" in the sports pages.

Here's the press release via Naked Politics:
Secretary Sebelius to participate in a women's health discussion at Jessie Trice Community Health Center

WHAT: Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will join President of Miami University, Donna Shalala, to discuss how the passage of the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, has provided access to critical consumer protections for women. Women have been disproportionally impacted by insurance company abuses such as discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, coverage recessions and lifetime limits on care; however, because of the Affordable Care Act, being a woman is no longer considered to be a pre-existing condition. Secretary Sebelius and President Shalala will hear from Florida women who have been able to gain more control over their families' health care with expanded options for more affordable health insurance, and they will highlight additional protections in the law including increased access to critical preventive services like cancer screenings and well-women visits.

WHO: Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Donna Shalala
President, University of Miami &

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

WHEN: 8:45 AM (EDT)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WHERE: Jessie Trice Community Health Center
5607 N. W. 27th Avenue, Suite #1, Miami, FL 33142
This is the biggest snub of the University of Miami to come out of the White House since Obama low-balled the women's basketball team in his bracket. Yeah, well Rutgers bit the dust in round one, so we'll see about that tonight buddy. Granted, we now see it's quite possible that he thought it was the Lady Redhawks of Ohio who made the tournament.

No word on whether any cabinet members will be visiting the University of Florida State or Florida University (you know, ol' F.U.) anytime soon.

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4 comments
Joe
Joe

Miami University is "that annoying reason the University of Miami is forever known as 'Miami (Fla)' in the sports pages." Miami was a university before Florida was a state, slick.Love and honor!

Thor
Thor

Love and Honor

Devil Grad
Devil Grad

Well, there may be some basis for the confusion.  Donna Shalala grew up in Ohio and graduated from the Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, which is now part of . . . Miami University.  (The real one.)

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