President Obama is in New York today to address the graduating class of 2012 at Barnard College, in Columbia University. After a warm introduction from the staff of the college-- the sister college to President Obama's alma mater, Columbia University-- including nods to his recent declaration of support for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights, the President got up on the podium with a message to send off the newly minted graduates into the world.
The White House announced that the President would give the commencement address at a women's college instead of his alma mater across the street. Yet another case of gender ugliness ensued. Read Post
When President Obama offered to speak at Barnard College’s commencement this May — bumping New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson out of the keynote spot — he inadvertently angered students at his alma mater, Columbia College... Read Post