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Obama at Columbia U: possible areas of research

NOTEs: possible research re Obama at Columbia University

Obama, CC ’83, transferred to Columbia as a junior in 1981 from Occidental
Barbara Ransby was class of 84 at Columbia.
Ayers was Class of 84 at Bank Street College (Less than a quarter mile form Columbia)
Obama was class of 83 from Columbia.


At the end of the 1998 Observer newspaper is a quote by Yogi Berra, ..." You can see alot by Observing"...

There might be some names of individuals in this 1998 Columbia University Observer article regarding the 1985 Hamilton Blockade who could be contacted to see if Barack Obama attending meeting, participated in protests, served on any committees, etc. ---
1998 Columbia University article regarding Hamilton Blockade article appears to start on page 8
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/observer/archive/observer98fall.p...

Columbia College : examples Danny Armstrong, Barbara Ransby, Julius Genachowski

...Julius Genachowski currently an advisor to Barack Obama & on short list for Obama's post of chief technology officer.

re ...Coalition for a Free South Africa (CFSA) began as a committee of the Black Student Organization (BSO) until 1981, when the Coalition split with the BSO --- In its first few years the CFSA was lead by Danny Armstrong, a Columbia College student and forward for Columbia's basketball team, and Barbara Ransby, a student from the School of General Studies....

Later on in the 1998 article, on about page 28, there is a small blurb ..."John Everett Bird is/was the editor of the Observer for a very looooong time. Now he is living in the rainforests of Kauai working on a series of romance novels."..., so that may be a name to research

The 1998 article lists sources as

Acta Columbiana,
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40C13F93D5F...
...A campus newspaper driven out of business at Columbia University 100 years ago is back to challenge the publication that sent it under. The new newspaper, Acta Columbiana, has released its first issue after a 100-year hiatus. Founded in 1868 as the Cap and Gown, the paper changed its...
Julius Genachowski & Acta Columbiana ---
http://www.kinnernet.com/JuliusGenachowski
Entrepreneurial roots
... Re-established Columbia College’s oldest newspaper, Acta Columbiana; and was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Guide to New York...
Genachowski quoted in the 1998 Columbia University article regarding Hamilton Blockade
..."Manning recalled several incidents when administrators ignored reports prepared by the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee,"...
and re just how much say students and faculty have in policy decisions within the University.
..."It is clear," student JuliusGenachowski wrote in "SoutriAfrica" the agreement of corporations in Columbia's portfolio to fair employment and integrated workplace guidelines - The Sullivan Principles, drafted by human rights activist Reverend Leon Sullivan; and the divestment of holdings in "corporations which after inquiry respond in a manner manifesting indifference, through act or omission, to the prevailing racial policies in South Africa."...
ALSO currently --- Julius Genachowski
co-founder of LaunchBox Digital and an advisor to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmV...
&
on short list for Obama's post of chief technology officer
http://benton.org/node/17990
Obama ...Illinois Senator, promised that if elected, he would create the first-ever Cabinet-level post of chief technology officer. ...
&
one of Obama's.biggest fund-raisers
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/06/us/politics/06bundlers.htm...
....include people like Julius Genachowski, a former senior official at the Federal Communications Commission and a technology executive who is new to political fund-raising;....

The Columbia Daily Spectator, ... the daily newspaper of Columbia University and Morningside Heights. ...
http://www.columbiaspectator.com/?q=about
...Spectator Publishing Company also produces a range of other publications, including The Eye, a weekly features and arts magainze; La Pagina, a weekly Spanish-language bulletin, and an annual Unofficial Guide to Columbia for first-years. ...The Columbia Daily Spectator is written and edited by Columbia University undergraduates....

The Village Voice,

Up Against the Ivy Wall by Avorn, et al Crisis at Columbia (Cox Commission Report),

and

Coalition for a Free South Africa documents

along with looking back through the archives of the Columbia University Observer ( http://www.columbia.edu/cu/observer/ ), but doesn't look like much of a selection online ( http://www.columbia.edu/cu/observer/archive/ )

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There might be some names of individuals to contact from "New Voices" By Tony Vellela
http://books.google.com/books?id=N2DtsaWedu4C&pg=PA25&am...


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Obama, Ayers, Ransby

Oh look! The Gang's all here! --- Do you think they knew each other in NY?

Barbara Ransby was class of 84 at Columbia.
Ayers was Class of 84 at Bank Street College (Less than a quarter mile form Columbia)
Obama was class of 83 from Columbia.


...forum in Chicago at The Center for Public Intellectuals & The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) April 19th-20th, 2002 with Bill Ayers, Salim Muwakkil, and Barack Obama....
http://www.uic.edu/classes/las/las400/conferencealt.htm

2:15-3:45 p.m.
--- IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.

William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator)

Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center was also there

3:30-5:00 p.m.
---I. Why Do Ideas Matter? (a keynote panel)
We introduce the “meta” theme of the conference by hearing “success stories” from diverse voices discussing their experiences intervening intellectually.

Timuel Black, Chicago activist; Prof. Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Lonnie Bunch, President, Chicago Historical Society
Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center
Gerald Graff, UIC, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Rorty, Stanford University, Philosophy
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A few morcels

Danny Armstrong and Co-Workers: Obama Inflated His Resume:

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/did-obama-turn-down-a-wal...

"...we have Barack Obama at Columbia working on South African divestment (as were many peaceful protestors) while other radical elements with a Weather Underground flavor are setting bombs, killing cops, and working on South African divestment. As a bonus, Bill Ayers is studying at Bank Street College a quarter mile from Columbia..."

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2008/10/why-obamas-col...


What a coincidence: "...Julius Genachowski has been a member of the Fool's board of directors since 2005..."

http://www.fool.com/press/about.htm?source=ifltnvsnv0000001
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