His efforts resulted in a threat from Obama's attorneys to seek financial sanctions against the plaintiff's lawyers.Kreep said a notice of appeal will be filed next week.A notice posted on the Occidental College websitestates, "Family Educational Rights and PrivacyAct (FERPA) regulations protect the privacy of student education records. We, therefore, cannotdisclose students' classes, grade point averages, majors or other such information."
Columbia University records
Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University in 1981, at the age of 20.According to the New York Times, Obama "suggests in his book that his years in New York were a pivotal period: He ran three miles a day, buckled down to work and 'stopped getting high,' which hesays he had started doing in high school. Yet he declined repeated requests to talk about his NewYork years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker,roommate or friend from those years."Campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told the newspaper in October 2007, "He doesn’t remember thenames of a lot of people in his life."In a 2005 profile in a Columbia alumni magazine, Obama called his time at the school "an intense period of study.""I spent a lot of time in the library. I didn't socialize that much. I was like a monk," he said.
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