Dear Columbian, Yesterday’s election was historic, of course, and all of us who have graduated from Columbia have special reason for excitement. We note with pride that Barack Obama ‘83CC will be not only the first African-American but also the first Columbia degree-holder to occupy the Oval Office. At Columbia we think continually about our role in helping to prepare remarkable men and women for leadership. With one alumnus, David Paterson ‘78CC, now serving as Governor of New York and another elected to the nation’s highest office, we are reminded of the University’s core commitment to public service and its tradition of producing outstanding leaders for our nation and our world... All the best, Lee C. Bollinger ‘71LAW President Columbia University[via Lux Nightmare] Oh, and here's what Root told Reason about the million-dollars thing:
Root: And I'd be willing to bet every dime I have in the world, a million dollars I'll put, I'll put a million dollars cash on the fact— Welch: This is on the record— Root: —that my GPA was better than Barack's— Welch: Oooooh.