‘Never heard of him’: Notable Columbia prof says he isn’t sure Obama attended Columbia University

Campus Reform Reporter
2k+
Total Shares

In a recent interview, a well-known professor who taught at Columbia University for 46 years questioned whether or not President Obama actually attended the Ivy League school.

Prominent Columbia professor Henry Graff says he isn't sure President Obama ever attended the Ivy League school.

“I taught every significant politician that ever studied at Columbia,” said Columbia Emeritus Professor of History Henry Graff, in an interview last week with Wayne Root, a contributor at The Blaze. “Between American History and Diplomatic History, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes.”

“Not Obama,” he continued. “I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.”

Graff alleged that “none of the other Columbia professors knew him either” and said he is “very upset” to hear Obama referred to as a graduate of Columbia University.

“I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States from Columbia University,’” he said. “I don’t consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.”

Graff is the recipient of the Kaul Foundation Award of Excellence in the field of education, an honor that is tied to a prize of $100,000. He is the author of multiple books and is known for teaching the first course on the history of the Presidency.

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @oliverdarcy





LATEST TWEETS

Lone Biker
@mp663001 - 1 hour ago

UCSA pres. says well-being of illegals more important than lawful students' careers https://t.co/kx1YJkezCp via @campusreform

DG
@DCGere - 2 hours ago

UCSA pres. says well-being of illegals more important than lawful students' careers https://t.co/KeFEWQhC6H via @campusreform

benjamin j falcon
@trojan719 - 3 hours ago

@AGockowski @campusreform It's not that easy for pro lifers ,It's like arguing with Adolf Htler he was a baby killer too.

Matthew Balan ?
@MatthewJLB - 3 hours ago

Purdue staff member calls #prolife students 'vile, racist idiots': https://t.co/eiKOIPAp33 #tcot (via @campusreform)

Darlene Johnson
@djj345 - 3 hours ago

Purdue staff member calls pro-life students ‘v https://t.co/Jc6ZEfb7HU via @campusreform

Libusters
@bob4gov_now - 3 hours ago

UCSA pres. says well-being of illegals more important than lawful students' careers https://t.co/qBmpJRxHkL via @campusreform #Libusters

Hyo Chang Kim
@hyhyisso - 3 hours ago

Gotta love these openminded, nonjudgemental libs...Purdue calls pro-life ‘vile, racist idiots’ https://t.co/jXTqqo2OuF via @campusreform

The Irishman
@commonpatriot - 4 hours ago

via @campusreform: Student paper sues school admins. over alleged 'retaliatory' budget cuts: Two Univers... https://t.co/wYOH5oGCTi #tcot

The Irishman
@commonpatriot - 4 hours ago

via @campusreform: UCSA pres. says well-being of illegals more important than lawful students' careers: ... https://t.co/nu27uebrck #tcot