Skip to comments.Just for fun: Obama's con law exam
Posted on 05/19/2009 7:10:23 AM PDT by ml/nj
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E.G., in GS, many courses are given at night. Many are discussion and seminar-based, the pre-requisites can be different, they are usually taught by adjuncts and graduate assistants, and one can learn a lot and earn a first class degree. The biggest difference is in admissions. To go to Columbia General Studies in those days, you had to (a) show up and (b) pay a pretty darn stiff tuition.
A lot of big-time universities use General Studies programs to generate revenue at low cost to themselves. If the students do well, so be it. They get a good diploma. One caveat: we are just never going to know how or what The Anointed One did, or didn't do0000000000000, or what courses he took, or what he wrote. Urban Studies? ... no Economics? ... Love to know what he and Ayers were up to after school.
Bomber Ayers lived nearby, and Bernadette Dohrn's sister was a prof at Columbia at the time. Ayer's girlfriend and a few cohorts blew themselves to smithereens in a Greenwhich village townhouse about this time.... and a guy named Odinga did an armored car robbery .... all part of the Obamafog.
Is that really true? I have a VERY low opinion of CGS. Please provide a cite.
As I mentioned, if one were successful, the GS program morphs (or at the time morphed) into an honest-to-god Columbia BA Degree issued by Columbia College. This has been adequately documented here and on the web.
So, BHO, Jr. ain't lieing. He has a genuine Columbia BA Degree in God knows what. But since he did the work at GS, apparently none of the regular Columbia fellows had the thrill of getting to know him during his very mysterious underground 2-year sojourn in NYC.
Also, Percy Sutton claims he arranged his entry into Harvard Law, writing a glowing reference at the behest of Mr. Mansour, of Chicago Islam fame. Altogether an unlikely academic career, but the outline at least, is documented.
I took a math course at GS I needed due to a scheduling problem at my much smaller school. It was on the up-and-up, although boring as hell.
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