Bollinger Booed

Here’s a video from YouTube: a tape of Columbia President Lee Bollinger’s testimony at the Aug. 15 public hearing before the West Harlem community board. “There are so many benefits that will come from this, including 6,000 jobs,” he says at one point, and there are snippets of “affordable housing,” and “debated in a serious way and thought through”–but the real star of the show, as it were, is the crowd booing and heckling the chief executive of the nation’s fifth-oldest university.

Surely, two of the most memorable minutes of Mr. Bollinger’s life.