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President-elect Obama and his years as a local college student

As a bright soft-spoken college student, President-elect Barack Obama spent two years at Occidental in nearby Eagle Rock. The young Obama, who went by the nickname of Barry then, transferred from the small but highly regarded liberal arts college to Columbia University in New York at the end of his sophomore year. He left some strong impressions with fellow Oxy students, surprisingly, those impressions were not the type they associated with someone who would one day be President of the United States. Some of Obama’s Oxy classmates shared snippets of what the future President was like during his early... Read More →

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