Occasional musings about academia, research, travel, arts, and, most importantly, cycling.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Barry Obama at Occidental
An excerpt from David Mariniss' new biography, Barack Obama: The Making of the Man (published in the US as Barack Obama: The Story(Deckle Edge 2012)) appears in this morning's The Guardian (here). It is mostly about his first two years at Occidental College in the late 1970s. I was a senior there when Obama was a freshman. Surprisingly for such a small college (with only about 1800 students), I don't recall ever meeting him.