Fake Faculty? Apocryphal Alumni!?

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“Columbians” miscredited, discredited, and, well, just plain credited, worldwide:

  • Spike Lee has certainly stalked our campus before. First, it was to use Hamilton Hall in a scene of Malcom X (to serve as Harvard, of all places). Later, Bwog discovered he was ducking into the same building for evening Lit Hum sessions. Now, a Chicago TV station claims the director is teaching here. A gross exaggeration – or will some classes at Alma Mater soon carry the tagline “a Spike Lee Joint”?

  • Danisa Baloyi, Columbia alum and 2003 South African Businesswoman of the Year, has some explaining to do. She was fired from one major bank and resigned from the boards of several others after allegations she was linked to theft and fraud. Disgracing the Columbia degree? Well, not entirely. In the course of an investigating her activities, news services discovered she had definitely lied about one thing: although she had indeed earned two other degrees here, the university had no record of her completing an Ed. D. (doctorate), as “Doctor” Danisa had long claimed.

  • There is news to celebrate among real alums, however. Both of the senior trade represenatives involved in negotiations between the US and South Korea are Columbia graduates. Hey, that factoid is headline news over there.


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  1. ugh  

    you guys are dumb. spike lee never took lit hum, he was auditing a sports marketing class in the fall that happened to meet in hamilton. i know this because a friend was in the class with him. but way to keep spreading rumors, and you know, doing your research.

    • yeah  

      you're dumb, bwog. a person can't take *two* classes at columbia, so if he was in one class in Hamilton, he can't also take another. I know this because my friend takes every section of Lit Hum and says Spike Lee wasn't in the class with him.

  2. hmm  

    Spike is on faculty at NYU/ Tisch... with a rather cushy gig. I seriously doubt he'd leave NYU's famed Film & TV dept (which he graduated from) for the program here.

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