Of Money, Money, and Obama

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Three pieces of Columbia-related real-world news: first, some dude named Barack Obama has been chosen as TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. The most interesting part of the feature are “previously unpublished photos” of a very cool lookin’ Obama, taken while he was at Occidental, a year before arriving at Columbia. One of the photos (at right) has a cigarette that looks enough like a blunt that Matt Drudge has it up on his front page already.

In endowment news, Yale estimates that its endowment has fallen 25% since the end of June, further adding that it expects no growth until fiscal 2011. As a result, Yale will be cutting expenses by slowing salary growth and delaying construction of several new buildings.

Finally, a Columbia University tech start-up has won a national award. Hey, if this is a good time to found a bank, maybe tech start-ups can work as well.

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  1. Guess who  

    I always knew our president elect was the fuckin man. I'll light one up in his honor.

  2. Obama  

    is a baller. Props. This is what the Ivy League is (and America should be) about - Butler by day, balling by night.

  3. oh and  

    who knew something like STV existed at CU? What a great way to encourage entrepreneurship and an interest in tech.

  4. UMM  

    To me this appears to be a "fat joint" rather than a blunt. If you are going to make assumptions, at least make them logically! JEEEEEEZ!

  5. oh bwog,  

    your lack of knowledge in the world of marijuana and all things fun amuses me...obviously a joint, not a blunt.

  6. also  

    can anyone tell me why in some of these obama pictures he has a ring on this finger where a wedding ring would go? why would he do that?

  7. Yale who?  

    I don't want to hear about Yale's endowment. They certainly aren't endowed where it matters anyway.

  8. fly like paper  

    fresh cool young lu!

  9. Me again  

    Yeah i gotta agree, it looks like a j. I guess our next Prez forgot about white for white, brown for brown.

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