The New York Times’
Election Guide 2008
is a handy tool for figuring out the political affiliations of tight-lipped professors, distant cousins, and friends. Entering in a zip code will yield a listing of all the political donors in that area, including to whom that money was donated and how much. Here are some Columbia names:

Name, Affiliation: Dollar Amount, Candidate

Hillary Ballon, CU: $2,300, Barack Obama

Jean M. Bollinger (yes PrezBo’s wife): $500, Hillary Clinton

John Coatsworth, SIPA interim dean $1000, Chris Dodd 

(Coatsworth’s wife has given $450 to Obama)

Deborah Coen, Barnard: $350, Hillary Clinton

Edward Coffman, CU: $150, Barack Obama

Jonathan Cole, CU (Former University Provost): $1000, Hillary Clinton

Geraldine Downey, CU (V. Provost for Diversity Initiatives): $2000, Hillary Clinton

David Epstein, CU (Political Science): $250, Hillary Clinton

Bruce Greenwald, Business School: $2300, Mitt Romney

Lance Liebman, Law School: $250, Joe Biden

Thomas Pogge, CU (Political Science): $300, Barack Obama

Leo Spitzer, CU (History): $350, John Edwards

Joseph Stiglitz, Business School: $2300, Barack Obama

Tim Wu, Law School: $500, Hillary Clinton

Richard Bulliet, CU (History): $4600, HIllary Clinton

Maxine Griffith, Executive VP for Government and Community Affairs: $250, Hillary Clinton

M. Dianne Murphy, Athletics Director: $2250, Hillary Clinton

Judith Shapiro, Barnard President: $1000, Hillary Clinton

David Weiman, CU (Economics): $258, Barack Obama

Priscilla Ferguson, CU (Sociology): $856, John Edwards 


For the full list of all Columbia employee donors, just search for yourself.  Click “more search options” then scroll to “employer” and enter “Columbia University.” Thanks to Julia Kalow for the tip.