Barack Obama's New York Years: Former Girlfriend's Diary Reveals Early Relationship 05/02/2012 10:26 am ET 1.5 K David Maraniss Vanity Fair Barack Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University in 1981, his junior year. Read more on Vanity Fair More: Barack Obama Obama New York Obama Columbia FOLLOW POLITICS facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. CONVERSATIONS FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Politics HuffPost Politics HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.